Album page with five photographs. One side of the page has individual portraits of Kodak executives Thomas Baker, John Joseph (JJ) Rouse and JJ's son Edgar Rouse. Thomas Baker and JJ Rouse were the founders of Baker & Rouse Pty Ltd, the precursor company to Kodak in Australasia. These three men were all Managing Directors of Kodak Australasia at various points.
The reverse side has an image of women using the 'inhalatorium' installed at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford in 1919 when the Spanish influenza epidemic was happening, and an image of the War Loan Bond Appeal outside Kodak's Abbotsford factory in 1918.
This object 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.
Brown cardboard page with two black and white and one sepia photograph on one side, and twp sepia photographs on the reverse side. There are four holes punched along one edge for inserting into a ring binder.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Kodak (Australasia) Limited, Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1918-1938
The war bonds appeal happened no earlier than 1918 and Mr Rouse died in 1938, so those two dates are the boundaries on this object.
Print of handwriting on first page under first portrait: 'Thomas Baker / June/26' Handwritten, in pencil on reverse: 'About 1917'
Type of item
302 mm (Width), 218 mm (Height)