Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAAV00020
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Point Cook
Date made c 9 March 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait of Captain (Capt) W H Anderson, Australian Flying Corps. An officer with the Permanent Forces prior to enlistment, Captain William Hopton Anderson, embarked with Headquarters, No. 1 Squadron from Melbourne aboard HMAT Orsova (A67) on 16 March 1916. With the rank of Major he returned to Australia on 16 March 1919. During his service Major Anderson was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre and the Distinguished Flying Cross. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a concession to take photographs at the Broadmeadows and Seymour army camps during the First World War. In the 1930s, the Australian War Memorial purchased the original glass negatives from Algernon Darge, along with the photographers' notebooks. The notebooks contain brief details, usually a surname or unit name, for each negative. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.

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