Black and white photograph of the shop front window display in Kodak Australasia Limited's retail store on Queen Street, Brisbane, circa September to November 1920.
The novelty display has a miniature hen house and pen in the centre, with small bird statues placed around the display on camera tripods with the latest model of Kodak folding cameras. A sign reads '1920 Spring Hatch. Chicks 2'14'6'' / Old Hens 8'4' ' and the rest of the sign is obscured. These are likely prices for Kodak camera models. Illustrated posters of a Kodak girl walking daintily down an English-style country lane are hung above the chicken coop and read 'Springtime is Kodak time'.
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. Miniature chicken coop and birds in centre of case with posters and cameras on tripods arranged around in. There are portable developing tanks at the far edge of each display and some brochures arranged on the floor.
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
Text, handwritten reverse: APPARENTLY ABOUT 1920.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
165 mm (Width), 216 mm (Height)