Black and white photograph featuring a staff portrait of Kodak Ballarat shop employees posing together on a concrete seat in the centre of town circa 1940. This photograph belonged to Connie Kennedy (nee McIntyre) who was 19 years old when she worked for the store for one year, during World War II.

Pictured, back row, left to right: Connie McIntyre, Nancy Everall
Pictured, front row, left to right: Joan Boothroyd, Mr McLennan (manager), Lois Johnson

The Kodak store, located on Sturt Street, processed a large volume of film and some glass plates, many from visiting American soldiers who were billeted with local families. According to Connie, the store processed 100 rolls of film each day. She was in charge of developing and printing and 5 people worked with her. They processed film and glass plates, often without gloves, in a hot shed out the back. Connie went on to a long career in photography studios doing developing and retouching work.

Description of Content

Four women and one man seated in two rows on a curved concrete seat with multistorey town buildings visible in the background.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph, landscape format, with white border.

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