Sepia toned photograph of the new Baker & Rouse photographic shop interior, Melbourne, April 1905. This had previously been the Kodak Limited store. It was located in the Block Arcade, 284 Collins Street, Melbourne. It was later the Australian Kodak Limited store, from August 1908.

This image was reproduced in the Baker & Rouse published journal Australasian Photographic Review, 25 April 1905 p.154. It also appeared in Melbourne Punch, 18 May 1905, p.15.

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 a shop interior, display counters and cases. Photographs hanging on walls. Chairs for clients to be served in. There are columns at the rear of the store with elaborate paint and plasterwork above them. The letter 'K' is painted in the centre of wall and ceiling friezes.

Physical Description

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

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