Black and white photograph of the shop front window display in Kodak Australasia Limited's retail store on Queen Street, Brisbane, circa 1915 - 1920.
The display features Vest Pocket Kodak folding cameras, with multiple camera models arranged on draped cloth across the floor. Behind them is a large, square vertical panel with circular signs at each corner with different vest pocket models listed. A large, circular sign in the centre of the display reads 'You Can Take Pictures Like These With The Vest Pocket Kodak' and there are photographs hung across the wall featuring race horses with their jockeys and trainers. This indicates this display was likely put together during the racing season, around Spring.
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.
Description of Content
Image of shop front product display, with Kodak (Australasia) Ltd and 'Kodak' embossed in the skirting beneath the window. Inside the display are pale curtains, cameras, circular signs and mounted photographic images of race horses. Cigarette packet on ground in front of shop window. 'Kodak' and decorative pattern painted/ inlaid in front step
Black and white silver gelatin print on medium weight paper, portrait format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
165 mm (Width), 216 mm (Height)