Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA17552
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 21 April 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 P Lynch, probably 38170 Gunner (Gnr) Patrick Lynch. Originally from Meath, Ireland, Gnr Lynch was a farm hand from Three Springs, WA prior to enlistment and embarked with the 31st Reinforcements, Field Artillery Brigade (FAB) from Melbourne on HMAT Port Sydney on 9 November 1917. Later transferring the 3rd FAB, he was mustered as a Driver and was wounded in action. Subsequently evacuated to England, he returned to Australia on 21 June 1919. 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.

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