Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA18753
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c 18 September 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Studio portrait of 6896A Private (Pte) Harry Alexander Snow, 22nd Battalion from St Kilda, Victoria. A 19 year old clerk prior to enlisting on 1 August 1917, he embarked for overseas with the 20th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 21 November 1917 aboard HMAT Nestor. After undergoing further training in England, he joined the 22nd Battalion in France on 17 April 1918. Just over a month later, he was wounded in action at Ribemont, France on 19 May 1918 and died of wounds that same day. Pte Snow is buried in the Vignacourt, British Cemetery, France. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had the 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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