Sepia toned photograph of the interior of Australian Kodak Limited's Block Arcade shop, circa 1908.
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. Pneumatic tubes and glass cabinets full of cameras at left counter, with papers and chemicals behind left counter.
Sepia toned photographic print on medium weight paper, landscape format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Block Arcade, 284 Collins Street, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1908
It is unclear where exactly this phtograph was taken but the interior fit out closely resembles that of Kodak's Melbourne Block Arcade store on Collins Street.
Photograph, Black & White
Text, handwritten reverse: 'MELBOURNE.'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
206 mm (Width), 160 mm (Height)