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, Sales & Marketing team and the Training Centre. This shot shows several men working on the top level of the construction, and a crane lowering a bucket into the site.

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 working at the top of a two storey, perpendicular construction surrounded by scaffolding. A crane bucket is suspended above the site in the centre of the image. Stretching across the lower foreground is a brick wall, with rubble piled against it.

Physical Description

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

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