Black and white photographic portrait featuring Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd managing director John Joseph (J.J.) Rouse circa 1923-1933. He is holding a cigarette in one hand.
This image complements the Kodak Heritage 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.
Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd 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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Man in a 3-piece suit holding a cigarette with his left hand.
Sepia toned photograph mounted on cream board with part of an inscription at the bottom.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Mr John J. Rouse - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, circa 1923 - 1933
On the inscription on the photograph mount it appears that a 2 or 3 then a 3 is written. It is possible the date of the photograph was therefore 1923 or 1933, which would reflect Mr Rouse's approximate age in the photograph.
Rouse, John Joseph (JJ)
There are numbers handwritten on the mount at the bottom, including what looks like a 2 or 3 then a 3 at the end.
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