Black and white, silver gelatin photograph taken by Mark Strizic of an exterior view at night of Amenities, Building 9, in the newly constructed Kodak factory complex in Coburg, circa 1965.

The photograph is of the upper level looking into the canteen and function area. The chimney and watercooling towers from Power House, Building 11, can be seen in the distance.

Building 9, Amenities, had two floors. The ground floor consisted of the Canteen Services Centre which provided a range of food from complete hot meals to sandwiches. The centre served food at regular lunch and dinner times in the canteen and provided meals to the factory for shift workers. It also provided for special occasions and visitor events. This floor also had a large open space room with parquetry dance floor and small stage which was normally set up with chairs and tables as the Canteen, a senior staff dining room, a visitors dining room, a small convenience shop and washroom facilities. The basement floor contained an employees' shop of company products at discounted prices, a small cinema room, a branch of the NAB, Camera Club rooms, toilet block, and later a credit union office. This floor also had a large open space with vinyl tiles on concrete and the east wall had plate glass doors and windows.

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.

This photograph 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.

Description of Content

Photograph of a night view of the exterior of a building. The image is focused on a wall of windows with the interior rooms lit with internal lighting. The curtains are open and the reflection of the lights can be seen on the outdoor balcony area. A chimney can be seen in the distance.

Physical Description

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, landscape format.

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