Sepia toned photograph of two women in the garden at the rear of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd branch store and same day processing laboratory on Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland, in the 1930s. The woman on the left is filming the woman on the right with a Kodak movie camera.

This Kodak store was built in 1920, with the second story added in 1929. Upstairs was the processing lab for printing and developing, and downstairs was the retail shop. Out the back there was a dense tropical garden, shared by Kodak and neighbouring businesses.

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

Two women stand in a a garden path, surrounded by palms, vines and dense tropical foliage. On the left, a woman in a dark dress is filming with a home movie camera. On the right, a woman in a diagonal-striped, light dress is posing for the camera. The photo is framed by an arbour/lattice/pergola covered in vines.

Physical Description

Monochrome, sepia toned photographic print on medium weight card stock, landscape format.

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