A colour 35mm slide transparency featuring Kodak Australasia carpenters taking part in a raft race on a river in 1977.
Part of a collection of 40 colour 35mm slides depicting the Kodak engineering laboratory, scientific instruments and control panels, staff working in the factory, exterior views and the 1977 Kodak raft race. The collection was taken between 1965 to 1981 by former Kodak engineer Ron Salter, and later donated by him to Museum Victoria.
Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.
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Three people on a purple raft with another person in a kayak nearby. The raft was made by the Kodak carpenters.
35mm, positive Kodachrome colour film mounted in paper slide frame with hand written inscriptions. Square format.
Slide, 35 mm, Colour
Printed, obverse, red ink: 'KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK' Hand written in grey pencil on the reverse; 'Carpenters, Raft / Race, 77.' / 36' Printed in red ink on the reverse; '15 DEC 77M10' Imprinted with yellow ink, reverse: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'
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