Black and white silver gelatin photograph of the Kodak Australasia factory in Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1940s.

This photograph features the Glass Plate Building as seen from across the Yarra River, where photographic glass plates were made. The windows in this building have mostly been closed up, because light sensitive photographic products like glass plates had to be made in the dark under 'safe light' conditions.

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 factory as seen from across a river. This photograph features a multi-storey brick building in the background, with trees on a river bank and the river is in the foreground.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph, printed on medium weight paper, portrait format with a white border.

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