Black and white photograph of the shop front window display in Kodak Australasia Limited's retail store on Queen Street, Brisbane, circa 1911 - 1914.
The display features a photographic exhibition entitled 'Ten Little Nigger Boys', featuring photographs of young children of the Pacific Islands, taken by photographic journalist Thomas McMahon, a famous traveler and photographer who often published photomontages and photographic series of Northern Australia and the Pacific Island in Australian newspapers in the early part of the 20th century. Accompanying each large photograph is a different model of Kodak camera, and portable developing tanks, cameras, film and other accessories are displayed alongside the images.
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. Images in case are of Pacific Island children. Cameras and products displayed in case.
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
Kodak (Australasia) Limited, Queen Street, Brisbane, Greater Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, circa 1911 - 1914
Dates taken from shop name on window skirting and lack of lead lighting display around top of window.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
154 mm (Width), 192 mm (Height)