Black and white photograph of the Kodak 'Brownie Flash II' camera retail shop window display in what appears to be the Kodak building on Queen St, Brisbane, circa 1958.
This display shows the Jubilee edition of the Brownie Flash II camera which was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Kodak in Australia in 1908.
There is a giant model Brownie Flash II Box camera with large flash attachment in the centre of the display alongside a large poster of a domestic family scene which reads: 'It's always picture time with Kodak's world-famous Brownie Flash II and Flasholder'.
This is a new window display arrangement for this particular shop, where the one large display window and side entrance has been reconfigured to smaller, discreet displays and a more inviting entrance.
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.
This print 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.
Description of Content
Shopfront display of cameras, photographic products and accessories. An oversize model camera dominates the centre of the display.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph on light 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) Pty Ltd - Queensland, Brisbane, Greater Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, circa 1958
Kodak celebrated its 50th Jubilee in 1958, celebrating the founding of Kodak in Australia in 1908.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
252 mm (Width), 194 mm (Height)
Photography, Retailing, Merchandising, Shopfronts, Display Windows, Display Signage, Cameras, Photographic Products, Photographic Equipment & Supplies, Marketing, Advertising, Photographic Flash Attachments