Colour photograph of a Kodak Australasia Business Systems showroom, in Perth, Western Australia. Kodak in the 1950s and 1960s had a wholesale showroom in each state, generally based in each capital city. Clients would come in to purchase materials for their store. This area specialised in office equipment, like the Verifax copying machine, and Microfilm.
This image 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
Interior of a shop. Counter in foreground, behind which a woman sits with her back to the camera. Two men and a woman stand at the back of the room looking at photographic equipment.
Colour photograph on light weight paper with Eastman Kodak watermark on reverse side; landscape format with white border.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd - Perth, Western Australia, Perth, Greater Perth, Western Australia, Australia, circa 1960s
A series of photos from this period, printed on identical paper, contained one photo known to be the shop exterior of the Hay Street store. It has been assumed, therefore, that the remaining interiors from this series were taken at this time and in Perth.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
126 mm (Width), 88 mm (Height)