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Photograph - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Photographic Enlargement Printing Area, Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1950s Image Reg. No: MM 96614

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of a photographic enlargement printing area, Kodak Australasia, Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1950s. This area was used for multiple commercial printing.

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 with a white border.
Description Of Content:
The photograph is of a room, to the left is a row of partitioned cubicles with a photographic enlarger in each cubicle and a stool positioned beneath the bench. To the right, are three enlargers attached to benches and to the back of the room is a trough with taps. A clock used for timing is on the rear wall.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 127 mm (Height), 178 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: factories, photographic equipment, photography, manufacturing, making history - kodak collection
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Baker & Rouse, Baker & Rouse, Abbotsford Workshops, Kodak Australasia
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: factory interior views
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 1950-1959
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 1950-1959

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