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'Modern miniature photography at lowest cost', 1930s

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras that was printed in the 1930s. Its text reads, 'LET US DEMONSTRATE THE MINIATURE KODAKS DE-LUXE' and 'Modern Miniature Photography AT LOWEST COST'. The miniature camera models, listed along the bottom of the poster, are Retina, Bantam, Duo and Suprema. The poster features ...

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Filming from Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1962

This is a black-and-white photograph of a cinematographer filming a pan (slowly moving the camera to take in a panorama) with a 16-mm camera across the city of Sydney from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1962. He is following the entrance into Circular Quay of a cruise ship. The cinematographer is on the outside ...

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Debrie Parvo camera, 1929

This is a Debrie 'Le Parvo' model L 35-mm hand-cranked movie camera. It has a metal body with a cranking handle on the right side, as seen by the user. The various metal parts seen on the top, front and right side of the actual camera body have particular roles in the functions and stabilising of the camera. The brand identity ...

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Film crew at Sydney Cricket Ground, early 1960s

This is a black-and-white photograph of cinematographer Richard Baillie Mael (left), director Don Murray (right) and producer Frank Bagnall (far right) grouped around a film camera in a stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) during a test match in the early 1960s. The footage shot on the day would have been included in ...

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Laurie McInnes and Jane Campion, 1984

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on the set of the short drama 'After Hours' showing cinematographer Laurie McInnes (at left) and director and writer Jane Campion at work. 'After Hours' is a film about sexual harassment, and was produced by the Women's Film Unit at Film Australia in 1984.

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Shooting a horse race, 1974

This is a colour photograph of a member of a film crew standing on the roof of a four-wheel-drive vehicle, looking through a camera that has a very long lens attached to it. The long lens enables the camera operator to get a close-up of horses running in the 1974 Melbourne Cup. The photograph was taken during the shoot ...

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Eastman Kodak 'Bullet' camera, 1936-42

This is a 'Bullet' camera, manufactured from Bakelite, glass and metal by Eastman Kodak, USA. It features a black Bakelite body and circular lens that can be extended by turning the round Bakelite barrel that frames the lens. The metal viewfinder can be folded down against the top of the camera when it is not in use. There ...

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Eastman Kodak 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, 1930-33

This is a 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, manufactured from metal, glass, wood, textile and leather, by Eastman Kodak, USA, between 1930 and 1933. The camera comprises a rectangular box-like structure covered in blue leatherette with a blue leather strap on the top. A horizontal viewfinder is located in the top of the camera ...

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Eastman Kodak 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, 1913-16

This is a 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, manufactured from glass, metal and leather by Eastman Kodak, USA. The camera is rectangular in shape with rounded ends.The metal body of the camera is covered in black leather. The camera has a rectangular brown leather storage case with a leather carry strap.

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Watering cattle at Mt Kosciuszko, c1900

This is a full plate silver gelatin glass photographic negative depicting two horsemen watering cattle at Mt Kosciuszko. It was published by the Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co, probably in about 1900. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on the reverse of the negative. The image is 21.5 cm wide ...

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Pacific Islander labourers cutting sugar cane in Queensland, c1895

This is a silver gelatin full plate glass negative entitled 'Sugarcane' taken by Henry King some time between 1880 and 1900. It shows Pacific Islander labourers cutting sugar cane and putting it into bags. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on the back of the negative, which is 21.5 cm wide x 20.3 cm high.

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Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera, 1994

This is an Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera pictured with a vinyl carry bag. The camera is made of moulded grey plastic.

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Leitz illuminator for microscope

This Leitz illuminator provides improved contrast imaging when used with a microscope. It was manufactured by Ernst Leitz and used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Victoria. It measures 31.0 cm (length) x 12.0 cm (width) x 27.5 cm (height), and it is part of the CSL Collection at Museum Victoria.

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'Better snapshots are easier now' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak cameras, that was printed in the 1930s. The advertising slogan reads 'BETTER SNAPSHOTS are EASIER NOW with new "Body-Release" Kodaks'. The poster features an illustration of a smiling woman in a sundress who is lying on grass and holding a folding Kodak camera. The word ‘KODAK’ ...

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'Double your week-end fun, go with a Kodak' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak cameras, that was produced in the 1930s. The advertising slogan reads 'DOUBLE YOUR WEEK-END FUN Go with a Kodak THE SNAPSHOTS YOU WANT TOMORROW YOU MUST MAKE TODAY'. The poster features an illustration of a woman in a short green playsuit and necktie. She is kneeling down, holding ...

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'Free repairs to your Kodak or Brownie' leaflet, 1938

This is a two-colour advertising leaflet of 1938 with the heading 'FREE REPAIRS to your Kodak or Brownie during the month of SEPTEMBER'. The leaflet celebrates the fiftieth jubilee of the release of Kodak's first camera in September 1888. The leaflet also announces that Kodak will exchange 25 new Kodak cameras for the 25 ...

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'Give a Kodak' poster, 1938

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras for a 1938 Christmas sales campaign. The advertising slogan reads 'Kodaks and Brownies / GIVE A KODAK / Kodak film Gift Packages', set against a background illustration of holly in red and green. The back of the poster, not seen here, is in the form of a 'Kodak Trade Circular' ...

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'Don't forget to take your Kodak' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak cameras, that was produced in the 1930s. On the left is a close-up black-and-white photograph of a young girl eating an ice-cream, with the words '"DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR KODAK"' in a speech bubble directed at her mouth. On the right is a black-and-white photograph of a young ...

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Chemical dispensing area, Kodak factory, late 1950s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the chemical dispensing area of the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, in the late 1950s. It features two male employees, both wearing white coveralls and protective goggles, who appear to be handling photographic chemicals. On the right are shelves of large square bottles, ...

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Women assembling cameras at Kodak factory, 1958-63

This is a black-and-white photograph showing women assembling cameras at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, some time between 1958 and 1963. The women sit along either side of a bench stacked with Box Brownie camera bodies and front panel sections and can be seen putting them together by hand. The photograph measures ...