'George Hill, Reform Club', c 1943.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A Kodachrome colour photograph of George Hill, taken by JCA Redhead (1886-1954) during World War Two. Mr Hill (1887-1952), the wine cellar clerk, is photographed in the wine cellar of the Reform Club on Pall Mall, London, a gentleman's club dating back to the 1830s. This photograph is a Kodachrome transparency. Introduced by Kodak in 1935, Kodachrome is regarded as the first 'modern' colour photographic proces. Kodachrome film was imported into Britain from the USA and was in very short supply during World War Two. As Head of Kodak Ltd's Photo Finishing department in Harrow, England, Redhead had acces to supplies of this scarce colour film.