Black and white photograph captioned 'Display Windows Hay St. Shop' featuring a range of cameras surrounding a photographic display titled 'At Sea With The Royal Navy', in the Kodak Store on Hay Street, Perth, circa 1930s. The photographic display, featuring images of Australian Naval vessels, was photographed by JCA Redhead F.R.P.S. on Kodak Super Sensitive Panchromatic Film, and promoted in this display window but displayed inside the store, thereby improving customer visitation and engagement.
This is one of a collection of fourteen photographs, mounted on cardboard album pages with captions, of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd's retail store on Hay Street, Perth. These images are 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
Display window with folding cameras mounted on plinths and along the floor with a central text panel reading: 'AT SEA WITH / THE ROYAL NAVY' and three large photographic prints along the back wall of naval ships. There are circular 'Kodak' signs all over the display and a promotional poster at the far right.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph; landscape format with white border. Photograph is glued to a green-brown cardboard page with typed caption underneath.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Photograph, See Dimensions, Black and White
Caption, typed, blue ink: 'DISPLAY WINDOWS / Hay St. Shop.'
Type of item
225 mm (Width), 215 mm (Height)
Overall dimension included mounting mat.