Black and white photograph of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd shop interior in Townsville, Queensland, circa 1960s. The store is minimally furnished, with laminated counters and shelving and products on open display. There is a large, model Brownie Flash camera placed in the centre of the floor with a bookshelf behind it and several photographic lights.
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
Main counter of a photographic shop. The store is decorated with fluorescent ceiling lights, linoleum tiled flooring and laminated furniture with products and point of sale props placed minimally throughout the room. There is a glass window display cabinet opening onto the street and cars and building visible beyond.
Black and white photograph on medium weight paper, 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
Photograph, Black & White
Text, stamped reverse: 'ARCH. FRALEY / CNR. STANLEY & STURT STS. / TOWNSVILLE / PHONE 5224'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
244 mm (Width), 195 mm (Height)