Black and white, half plate glass negative featuring an aerial view of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, circa 1930s. This oblique view looks down upon the multistorey curved brick building on Southampton Crescent, its water tank, stairs and vents clearly visible. Suburban streets and houses surround it.
This is one of nine black and white half plate glass negatives in an original Austral Plates box. It 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 aerial view of factory complex and suburbs.
Black and white 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.
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Negative, Half Plate, Black & White
Type of item