Black and white silver gelatin photograph of the east face of Building 7, Testing, photographed at ground level, Kodak factory, Coburg, April 1958.

This image features the long frontage of Building 7 (which faced Elizabeth Street), with its full length aluminium framed wall panels, and strong vertical mullion lines incorporating the windows in the centre line of panels. At the centre of the building was a relatively small two-storey steel, concrete and brick walled section which protruded out from the building line. It served as the ground floor entrance, with management offices above and featured an aluminium framed all-glass panelled window occupying the complete east end. In this view, the steel roof and brick walls appear to have been completed and an example of the panelled facade is showing on the right.

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

View of building under construction. The central focus is a two-storey steel and concrete structure with two single-storey wings where aluminium framed facades are being assembled. Behind the facade, the steel roof and brick walls appear to have been completed. A tower hoist is evident in the background with building materials scattered in the foreground.

Physical Description

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

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