Black and white photograph of the shop front window display in Kodak Australasia Limited's retail store on Queen Street, Brisbane, circa 1920.
The display is themed around sailing races at Hamilton Reach on the Brisbane River. There is a large photographic poster hung as a backdrop, with a large poster caption stating this is the first test race to decide who will represent Queensland in the Australian Championships. Kodak cameras and film are arranged on the floor and on plinths throughout the display.
This photograph 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
Image of shop front product display, with Kodak (Australasia) Ltd and 'Kodak' embossed in the skirting beneath the window.Lead lighting panels run around top of the window. Images displayed in case of yacht racing. Cameras and products displayed.
Black and white silver gelatin print on medium weight paper, portrait format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Text, handwritten reverse: LEAD LIGHT AREA APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ADDED TO/TOP OF FRONT WINDOW SOME YEARS AFTER 1914-1918/WAR BECAUSE PICTURES AFTER LEAD LIGHTS FITTED SHOW/INCREASIING WEAR OF THE 'KODAK' NAME SET IN MARBLE?/IN STEP OF STREET./APPROX DATE COULD BE ESTABLISHED THROUGH BOAT RACING/FRATERNITY/JOHN GIBBINS/KODAK/(1938-1977)/NOTE ERROR IN SPELLING OF 'KODAK' ON SIGN IN/WINDOW./COMMENTS ABOVE SUPPORTED BY 'NO LEAD LIGHTS' IN/DISPLAYS ASSOCIATED WITH WORLD WAR I 1914-1918.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
150 mm (Width), 203 mm (Height)