Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15637
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 15 June 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of G Bailey, probably 2127 Private George Bailey, 60th Battalion. Originally from Northampton, England, Pte Bailey was a farmer from Rochester, Victoria prior to enlistment and embarked with the 4th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Orsova on 1 August 1916. Later transferring to the 59th Battalion with the rank of Driver, he returned to Australia on 1 August 1919. 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.

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