Black and white, glass plate negative of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford circa 1930s, oblique view from across the Yarra River, including the riverbank and trees in the foreground.
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 buildings with river and trees in foreground, and the closest bank visible, running steeply down to the river. There is a tall tree on the right of the image, and another further down the bank on the centre left side of the image. Poplar trees visible along the fenceline and a large water tank is in centre frame beneath chimneys, watertower and factory buildings.
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, full plate, landscape format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
The poplar trees along the fenceline are slightly younger in this image than in the others in the box they came in.
Glass Negative, Whole Plate, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Negative/s
215 mm (Width), 165 mm (Height)