Handpainted poster feauturing 9 sketches of proposed signage for the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd building at Burnley, likely made by or for Mr Keast Burke of the Kodak Advertising Department in Sydney, 1950-1951. Photographs of the site suggest that the signage did not go ahead.

The Burnley facility was located at 550-556 Swan Street Burnley and was purchased by Kodak in 1950 as the Abbotsford factory became too cramped. The building was previously the Barnes Honey Factory.

Both Kodak's black and white photo finishing laboratory and the Powder and Solution Department (later known as the Photochemical Department) operated out of these premises until1974. The Photochemical Department was transferred to the Coburg factory in 1974, while the photo finishing laboratory closed down at this time because a black and white processing and developing service was no longer provided by Kodak after Burnley was vacated.

This poster 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 closed down.

Physical Description

Cream, lightweight paper poster, landscape format, with handwritten captions and hand painted signs in yellow, red, and black.

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