Sepia toned photograph of a women using a Kodak movie camera in the garden at the rear of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd branch store and same day processing laboratory on Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland, in the 1930s. The building is visible beyond the dense foliage, with stairs leading up to the Kodak developing and printing area, and a doorway leading to the neighbouring business 'Pike Brothers Limited'.

This Kodak store was built in 1920, with the second story added in 1929. Upstairs was the processing lab for printing and developing, and downstairs was the retail shop. Out the back there was a dense tropical garden, shared by Kodak and neighbouring businesses.

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

A woman in a diagonal-striped, light dress stands on a path in a dense, tropical garden at the back of a building, holding a movie camera up to her face as though filming. Behind her is a set of stairs on the right and doorway on the left signed 'Pike'. In the upper foreground is the latticework of an arbour or pergola.

Physical Description

Monochrome, sepia toned photographic print on medium weight card stock, portrait format.

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