Black and white, glass plate negative of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, oblique view from across the Yarra River, circa 1940s. Employees can be seen in the recreational area of the grounds, possibly playing sport such as cricket or football.
This is one of 5 glass negatives contained within a box. 11 negatives in total (5 glass plates and 6 cellulose acetate negatives in glassine bags). Negatives all feature exterior views of the Abbotsford factory, and the box they came in was marked 'Mr Collins: Factory'.
This image 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.
Description of Content
Oblique view of factory buildings with river and trees in foreground. People are visible in the centre of frame, standing on a fenced in lawn. To the left of the image is a large tank and chimney stacks smoking.
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, full plate, landscape format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Glass Negative, Whole Plate, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Negative/s
214 mm (Width), 164 mm (Height)