Black and white, glass plate negative of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, oblique view from across the Yarra River. It shows various warehouses and outbuildings as well as a rubbish site on the upper banks of the river in foreground, with the larger factory buildings and chimney stacks in the background and recreational areas to the right.

This is one of 5 glass negatives contained within a box. 11 negatives in total (5 glass plates and 6 cellulose acetate negatives in glassine bags). Negatives all feature exterior views of the Abbotsford factory, and the box they came in was marked 'Mr Collins: Factory'.

This image 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.

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.

Description of Content

Oblique view of factory complex from high vantage point across a river. Various warehouses and outbuildings in the foreground, including a large silver recovery tank, with the larger factory buildings and smoking chimney stacks visible in the background. Tennis courts visible on the right. People can be seen scavanging on the rubbish heap in a higher-resolution scan of the image.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, full plate, landscape format

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