Black and white glass plate negative of the exterior of the Kodak Australasia factory in Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1930s, showing the pedestrian bridge or walkway over Southampton Crescent, between the factory buildings. The negative has strips of perforated white tape applied as a mask, indicating the position of a print.

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

Street view of two factory buildings, divided by a street. In between the buildings is an enclosed, second floor pedestrian walkway. A truck and cars can be seen parked in the distance on the left, in front of the 5-6 storey brick factory building.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, full plate, portrait format. 4 strips of perforated white tape have been applied to the non-emulsion side.

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