Black and white, glass plate negative of the shopfront display at Sydney's Kodak House at 379-381 George Street. There are Baker & Rouse and Australian Kodak Limited signs on the door and display images of an Australian Light Horse soldier in the Middle East, so this photograph would have been taken sometime between 1914 and 1920, when the company became Kodak Australasia Ltd. There is an inscription on the front, indicating that the photo was to be edited prior to printing/developing. It states 'cut out lamps', which are visible in the top of the image.

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 two windows full of Kodak merchandise (cameras, film, albums) and a photographic display of approximately 7 mounted photographs around the top of the windows. Between the windows is an entranceway with 'Kodak' written in mosaic tiles on the floor, and 379 above the door. The left door has 'Baker & Rouse Propty Ltd' written on it, and the right door 'Australian Kodak Ltd'. Kodak Ltd is also cast into the front, exterior skirting of the windows, and 'Baker & Rouse' is similarly cast into the skirting inside the entranceway.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, landscape format

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