Portrait of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, Edgar Rouse, circa early 1940s.
Edgar Rouse became managing director of Kodak Australasia in Melbourne in 1928, then became chairman of the board of Kodak in 1938, succeeding his father John Joseph (JJ) Rouse when he died. JJ Rouse had been a co-founder of Baker & Rouse and later was a founding managing director of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd.
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Soft-focused formal portrait of a man in suit and tie, hat and round glasses, holding a cigar.
Digital file. Digital copy of an original studio photograph which was monochrome, portrait orientation, mounted on thick cream card.
Mr Edgar J. Rouse - Kodak (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa early 1940s
It is possible that this formal photographic portrait was taken in 1938 when his father passed away, to mark Edgar's promotion to Chairman of the Board of Kodak Australasia, however it may also have been taken later than this date during the 1940s.
Digital Photograph, Monochrome
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