Framed photograph of John Joseph (JJ) Rouse, former managing director of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, circa 1915.
JJ Rouse was an accountant who went into partnership with pharmaceutical chemist, Thomas Baker, in 1884 to develop the photographic manufacturing company, Baker and Rouse Pty Ltd. In 1907 Baker and Rouse proposed a merger with Eastman Kodak and in 1908, Australian Kodak Limited was formed and evolved to become what is known in 2010 as Kodak Australasia. JJ Rouse played an important role in Kodak Australasia for many years, becoming a managing director along with Thomas Baker.
This image is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.
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Soft-lit portrait (head and shoulders) of a man in suit, tie and bowler hat, smiling to camera.
Black and white portrait photograph mounted on beige card inside rectangular wooden frame.
Rouse, John Joseph (JJ)
Photograph, Framed, Black & White
Front, bottom right corner, signed: 'JJ Rouse" Back, handwritten, pencil: 'Thomas Baker' (Note this inscription was likely made in error at a later date)
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