Black and white silver gelatin photograph, eastern elevation of Building 9, Amenities, the main Elizabeth Street Carpark and Building 11, Power House, Kodak factory, Coburg, circa 1961.

This view features the eastern wall of the large hall on the ground floor of Building 9, Amenities, with its retractable curtains, plate glass windows and doors leading on to an external balcony. The balcony leads to steps down to Gatehouse Road. The main Elizabeth Street Carpark and Power House can be seen in the background.

The ground floor of this building contained the canteen service centre, which also had a parquetry dance floor and doubled as a function hall. The basement level contained an employee's shop with discounted Kodak products, a small cinema room, a branch of the NAB, Camera Club rooms, washroom facilities, and later a credit union office.

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 photograph is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005 after the manufacturing plant at Coburg had closed down the year before.

Description of Content

To the left of the image is a feature wall of glass windows looking onto a balcony area with pot plants. In the distance, to the right, is a car park and behind this is a building featuring water cooling towers, a chimney and a multi-storey building.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, landscape format.

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