Black and white photograph of a Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd booth in an open-air exhibition ground, possibly the Royal Melbourne Show, or another interstate Royal Exhibition, circa 1930s. Six customers are lining up around the display and several male Kodak staff members are serving them, but many people have turned to look at the camera.
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
Wooden booth in grassy exhibition grounds with women, children and men lining up to be served and several Kodak staff inside. The booth is painted with the words 'Kodak / Sensitised Paper', 'Kodak Chemicals' and 'Kodak Cameras'. The shuttered windows are opened and a man stands in the central window behind the counter smiling to camera. There are products arranged around the counter. The pointed, gabled roof leads up to a flagpole with a large Kodak flag draped from it. People and buildings visible in the background.
Black and white photograph on light weight paper; portrait format with white border.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
163 mm (Width), 210 mm (Height)
Retailing, Sales, Marketing, Photographic Equipment & Supplies, Photographic Products, Photographic Film, Retail Displays, Retail Display Materials, Signage, Cameras, Promotional Materials, Exhibitions, Customer Service