A collection of 27 colour and black & white photographs and a map key documenting the new Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory complex in Coburg. The album was compiled about 1965 for the Kodak parent company at Rochester, in New York State in the USA.
The photographs were taken between about 1962 and 1965. Many of the photographs were taken by Wolfgang Sievers, with some taken by Ritter-Jeppensen Studios. Three of the photographs are aerial views but the rest document the exterior and interior of buildings. The photographs are stored in plastic pockets with typed labels for each image, and held in the original blue plastic ring bind folder.
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 album 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
Blue plastic photograph album containing 27 colour and black & white photographs and a map key documenting the new Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory complex in Coburg.
Blue plastic photograph album with metal ring bind.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962-1965
Album was compiled in about 1965 according to an inscription in the album. Photographs were taken between 1962-1965. In the invoice [see HT 20552], dated 28th August 1964 from Sievers to Kodak regarding the commission of photographs of the Coburg factory complex, Sievers mentions the postponement of some external images until landscaping had been completed. This suggests a later creation date needs to be posited for photographs, possibly 1965 [circa 1965], for a group of black and white as well as colour externals that feature a different serial number  from the serial number in the invoice . Ritter-Jeppesen took their photographs in this album about January 1962 or 1963.
Front, embossed: 'KODAK (AUSTRALASIA) PTY. LTD.' Card insert, handwritten, blue ink: 'Prepared / approx 1965 / for Rochester'
Type of item
225 mm (Width), 35 mm (Depth), 265 mm (Height)