Black and white photograph of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd shop interior in Townsville, Queensland, circa 1960s. This view shows the open shelving full of photographic papers and film available for browsing. There is a service counter along the back wall with developing chemicals on the shelf behind. A window display is visible on the right and photographs are displayed around the walls.
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
Main counter of a photographic shop. In the foreground are racks of photographic film and papers, and in the background the service counter with till and shelving behind. The store is decorated with fluorescent ceiling lights, linoleum tiled flooring and laminated furniture with products and point of sale props placed minimally throughout the room. There is a glass window display cabinet opening onto the street.
Black and white photograph 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.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Text, stamped reverse: 'ARCH. FRALEY / CNR. STANLEY & STURT STS. / TOWNSVILLE / PHONE 5224'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
244 mm (Width), 195 mm (Height)
Photography, Industry, Manufacturing, Photographic Products, Retailing, Shops, Retail Displays, Retail Sales, Promotional Materials, Photographic Lighting Equipment, Photographic Film, Photographic Accessories, Chemicals