Black and white silver gelatin photograph of a north-east view of the Building 2, Emulsion Making, under construction, imaged from the roof of Electricity Sub-Station #2, Kodak factory, Coburg, April 1958.

The image shows the end of the partly constructed east wing of Building 2, Emulsion Making. This view of the south-east corner of this building features the entrance to a loading dock, timber purlins on the roof trusses ready for the corrugated aluminium roofing sheets, and a timber frame on the end wall ready for metal cladding (allowing for an extension to be added later). The first stage of the Building 11, Power House, can be seen in the distance where all the steel frame work appears to have been completed. The construction of the first cooling tower is underway. Builders' huts dot the surrounding land and a line of shops in Elizabeth Street can be seen to the far right of the photograph.

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 looking north-east across a construction site. The corner of a partly completed building is on the front left and a steel frame of another building with its partly completed cooling tower appears in the centre background. Builders' huts can be seen scattered around the site while a row of shops appear in the far right background.

Physical Description

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

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