Programme and menu for a Kodak Australasia staff dance held in The State Ballroom Sydney on Thursday 6th Aug circa 1910 - 1930s.
The Lucky Number prize was donated by Kodak Australasia Managing Director J.J. Rouse. The Spot Dance prize was donated by Walter Burke, editor of the Australasian Photo-Review which was published by Kodak Australasia.
This programme was originally housed in the Kodak Business Archive. It 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 at Coburg closed down.
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.
Printed paper program on card, folded in half, bound with string. There is an illustration of a gift on the front cover and autographs on the inner back cover.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Date of Event
JJ Rouse died in 1938, so this programme dates prior to 1938. Walter Burke joined Kodak in Sydney in 1905 so the programme dates to after then. The artwork suggests 1910s onwards but it could be as late as the 1930s. The annual balls did not start until 1946, after JJ Rouse's death.
Organiser of Event
Type of item
Overall Dimensions - Folded
137 mm (Width), 215 mm (Height)