Black and white silver gelatin photograph looking south-west from the Main Gate at Elizabeth Street over vacant land towards Building 7, Testing. Building 3, Emulsion Coating, is further back to the right, Kodak factory, Coburg, late 1959.

The image predominantly features the east face of Building 7. To the right is a section of the Power House services gantry passing over Gatehouse Road and the Electricity Sub-station #2. Building 3 is visible in the background. At this stage, Building 7 was occupied and providing testing services to the production operations in Building 4, Roll Film, and Building 5, Sheet Film. The exterior of Building 3 was complete and was being fitted out internally.

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

Image of a street running diagonally across image, with a single and multi-storey building under construction to the rear of the print. To the left is a cleared area of land with piles of bricks. Over the road is a steel framework construction featuring pipes.

Physical Description

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

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