Black and white, 1/4 plate glass negative of the shopfront display at Sydney's Kodak branch at 379-381 George Street, circa 1933-1937. This Christmas display promotes giving Kodak products, especially cameras, as gifts. Products include the Kodak Jiffy Six-16 and Six 20, the Kodak Six-16 and Six-20, Kodascope projectors and Brownie cameras. Slogans include: 'For Christmas - A Kodascope', 'Give A Kodak' and 'They All Want Kodaks For Christmas'.
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
Shopfront display featuring a window full of Kodak merchandise (cameras and projectors) and various signs and labels. Christmas tinsel and plastic holly leaves and berries decorate the display shelves. Around the top of the inner display case are framed photographs of Sydney Harbour. The window glass has decorative glass 'garlands' etched into it around the top. Kodak Ltd is cast into the front, exterior skirting of the window, and 'Baker & Rouse' is similarly cast into the skirting inside the entranceway.
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, quarter plate, 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
George Street, Kodak House, Kodak (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., George Street, Sydney, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1934-1937
Based on product release dates and images around the edge of the display case.
Organisation Named on Building
Negative, Quarter Plate, Black & White
Type of item
107 mm (Width), 81 mm (Height)