Black and white photograph of the shop front window display in Kodak Australasia Limited's retail store on Queen Street, Brisbane, circa April to August 1920.

The display mainly features photographs of family holidays and above them is a Kodak Camera, the Brownie Model 3A Autographic folding camera, positioned in the centre of a sunray backdrop. Two signs read 'These pictures were taken with 3A' and 'Get A Brownie and "snap" the Prince', indicating this was displayed around the time of the Prince of Wales' visit to Australia in 1920. Either side of this sunray display are illustrated posters with images of 'Kodak' girls out actively enjoying the outdoors. They are accompanied by the advertising slogans: 'A Holiday without a Kodak is a holiday wasted' and 'Kodak Pictures are the best receipt for your holiday'.

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.Lead lighting panels run around top of the window. Photographs of holidays arranged around base of display case, with large sunray formed of cloth tied to a rectangular frame. In the centre, a Kodak folding camera is displayed. There are two illustrated posters either side of this.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin print on medium weight paper, portrait format

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