Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA16488
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 24 September 1916
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 6457 Private (Pte) Andrew Almond. A salesman from Footscray, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Almond embarked with the 21st Reinforcements, 5th Battalion on HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916. While serving in Belgium he was wounded in action and, on 21 September 1917, aged 24, he succumbed to his wounds and was buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ypres Belgium. 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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