Black and white photograph of the shop front window display in Kodak Australasia Limited's retail store on Queen Street, Brisbane, circa 1920.
The Easter holiday display focuses on different basic camera models, including the Brownie Models 2, 2a, 3 and 3a, as well as the Autograflex camera. There are photographs of a variety of holiday destinations and activities arranged around the space, as well as other products and brochures arranged decoratively. Signs around the upper edge of the window read 'Easter Time is Kodak Time' and 'Record Your Easter Holiday'. Atop a large conical display stand in the centre of the case, the signs read 'Take a Kodak with you' and 'Make this a Kodak Easter'.
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. Photographic products, signage and photographs are abundant in the display case, arranged on draped cloth and plinths with a large conical display stand in the centre of the case and large signs adhered to the upper edge of the window.
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.
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Photograph, Black & White
Text, handwritten reverse: APPARENTLY POST WORLD WAR I/SEE OTHER COMMENTS RE LEAD/LIGHTS IN WINDOWS.
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Image Dimensions - Photograph
155 mm (Width), 204 mm (Height)