Black and white film negative of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd branch store at 662 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia, taken in the 1940s. This street view shows the Kodak shop front displays of photographs and photographic products, and the windows of neighbouring Hilary's Frock shop.
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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Two storey Kodak retail building with display windows either side of a recessed entranceway. The awning sign reads 'Photographic Kodak Merchants'. Next door is Hilary's Frock Shop with dresses hung in the windows. Power lines are visible in the upper foreground, and a tall brick building is visible in the left background.
Black and white film negative; cellulose nitrate; portrait format. Notch code in top right is a single rectangle and three triangles. Thick base indicates this is Royal-X Pan film.
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, 6" X 8", Black & White
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