Colour photograph of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Coburg plant, circa 1968, taken from the Powerhouse Chimney. This view features Building 20 (Processing) and a row of yellow, Kodak branded Volkswagon Beetles parked along a driveway. In the immediate foreground is a staff carpark filled with cars.
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.
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.
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Oblique view of factory building, with a row of yellow Volkswagon Beetles parked out the front, a line of trees and a general carpark visible in the immediate foreground. Suburban houses are also visible in the background.
Colour photograph printed on medium weight paper, landscape format.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Tilley Street, Coburg, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1968
This is based on Nigel Beale's dates for completion of certain buildings, in combination with the models of cars visible in the photographs.
Photograph, 4 in. x 6 in., Colour
Reverse, watermark, printed, yellow ink: 'Kodak / Royal / PAPER'
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