Monochrome photograph of the Kodak Australasia Limited branch store at 346 Argent Street, Broken Hill, 1912. This exterior street view shows a large sign promoting Kodak but also their association with the Baker & Rouse brand. An Austral decal decorates the window, inside of which is a display of photo frames. The neighbouring business, 'Bijou Squash Bar' is just visible to the right. The Broken Hill Kodak store was actually managed by the South Australian branch head in Adelaide because of its closer proximity to that region, rather than Sydney Head Office.
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
Image of a shop front window displays.
Monochrome photograph, 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
Kodak Australasia Limited, Broken Hill, Barrier Ranges, New South Wales, Australia, 1912
Another print of this image that has not been acquired has a handwritten caption stating 1912 is the date of this image. It has been estimated that the image is between 1911 and 1920, so 1912 is likely.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
159 mm (Width), 207 mm (Height)