Black and white film negative of the garden path 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 walled garden, running between two buildings, has garden beds of tropical plants like bananas, pines, cordylines, vines and shrubs either side of a path lined with bricks. The path leads underneath an arbour or pergola made of latticed wood, covered in vines.
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.
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A walled garden, running between two buildings which has garden beds of tropical plants like bananas, pines, cordylines, vines and shrubs either side of a path lined with bricks. The path leads underneath an arbour or pergola made of latticed wood, covered in vines. There is a chain wire fence, behind a row of fruiting bananas and in front of several windows in the building to the left. There is a wooden fence covered in chicken fence in the right foreground.
Black and white film negative; cellulose nitrate; landscape format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
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Negative, 4 in. x 6 in., Black & White
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