Photograph of the interior of the Silver Nitrate building at the Kodak Australasia factory in Abbotsford, after a fire swept through in July 1952. The burnt and charred ceiling of a room is shown.

On the same day as the fire, a flood about 12 feet high from the Yarra River submerged the company's timber yard, coke storage and maintenance workshops, causing £2,000 of damage to the timber.

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, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Description of Content

Interior view of a roof after a fire. The image consists of the charred wooden beams supporting the roof and the peeling layers of insulation revealing the corrugated aluminium of the roof.

Physical Description

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph, printed on light weight paper, portrait format with a white border.

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