Summary

Black and white photograph of the construction of Building 8 at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Coburg plant, 1962-1963. Building 8 housed the Head Office, Sale & Marketing team and the Training Centre. This shot shows several men on the top level coordinating a crane load. A man a coat is likely the foreman.

This is one of a group of photographs in a glassine bag marked 'Rough Proofs Only'.

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.

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

Section of a construction site, with several men visible at the top of a two storey construction surrounded by scaffolding. They are on left watching a crane bucket being lowered. One man is wearing a long coat. In the lower left foreground is a low brick wall and raised concrete slab.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph printed on medium weight paper with white border, landscape format.

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