Black and white photograph of the shop front window display in Kodak Australasia Limited's retail store on Queen Street, Brisbane, circa 1920 - 1925.
Thedisplay focuses almost solely on the Kodak Brownie Gift box, with mounds of them arranged decoratively in pyramid shapes with 3D promotional signage in the centre showing all of the contents of the box and the price of 25 shillings in large font in the centre of the poster. Cameras and other Brownie accessories are arranges decoratively on cloth on the floor alongside some photographs.
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, with towers of Brownie Gift Boxes forming a 3D backdrop.
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 1920 - 1925
Dates taken from shop name on window skirting and lead lighting display around top of window plus research into Brownie Gift Box launch dates.
Photograph, Black & White
Text, handwritten reverse: APPARENTLY POST WORLD WAR I/SEE OTHER COMMENTS RE LEAD/LIGHTS IN WINDOWS.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
201 mm (Width), 157 mm (Height)