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Photograph - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Exterior Night View of Amenities Building, Kodak Factory, Coburg, circa 1965 Image Reg. No: MM 96040

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph taken by Mark Strizic of an exterior view at night of Amenities, Building 9, in the newly constructed Kodak factory complex in Coburg, circa 1965.

The photograph is of the upper level looking into the canteen and function area. The chimney and watercooling towers from Power House, Building 11, can be seen in the distance.

Building 9, Amenities, had two floors. The ground floor consisted of the Canteen Services Centre which provided a range of food from complete hot meals to sandwiches. The centre served food at regular lunch and dinner times in the canteen and provided meals to the factory for shift workers. It also provided for special occasions and visitor events. This floor also had a large open space room with parquetry dance floor and small stage which was normally set up with chairs and tables as the Canteen, a senior staff dining room, a visitors dining room, a small convenience shop and washroom facilities. The basement floor contained an employees' shop of company products at discounted prices, a small cinema room, a branch of the NAB, Camera Club rooms, toilet block, and later a credit union office. This floor also had a large open space with vinyl tiles on concrete and the east wall had plate glass doors and windows.

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.
Black and white, silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, landscape format.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of a night view of the exterior of a building. The image is focused on a wall of windows with the interior rooms lit with internal lighting. The curtains are open and the reflection of the lights can be seen on the outdoor balcony area. A chimney can be seen in the distance.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 193 mm (Height), 251 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: factories, buildings, photography, manufacturing plants, exterior views, making history - kodak collection
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Construction of the Kodak Factory at Coburg, Baker & Rouse
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: factory exterior views

Back, handwritten, pencil: '121.661'
Organisations Depicted: Strizic, Mark
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Coburg, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965
Photographer: Mr Mark Strizic - Architectural & Industrial Photography, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965

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