Summary

Black and white full plate glass negative of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd building on Queen Street St, Brisbane, Queensland, circa 1930s. This oblique street view shows neighbouring high rises, a car parked on the street. To the far right, beyond the area that a mask has been applied to delineate an area for developing, a man with crutches and a top hat can be seen leaning against an awning pole, and in front of him on the street is a motorbike with sidecar.

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

Oblique street view of multistorey Kodak building with 'Kodak 1914' applied in large lettering to the front of the building, which has art deco finishing, mullioned bay windows down the centre and small verandas each side. The photograph shows neighbouring high rises and a car parked on the street. To the far right, beyond the area that a mask has been applied to delineate an area for developing, a man with crutches and a top hat can be seen leaning against an awning pole, and in front of him on the street is a motorbike with sidecar.

Physical Description

Black and white copy glass negative, full plate, portrait format with black paper mask applied to reverse side.

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