Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15347
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 22 May 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 3314 Private (Pte) Alfred Edward Stabb, 29th Battalion and an unidentified soldier (positions unknown). A clerk from Prahran, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Stabb embarked with the 7th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Berrima on 4 July 1916. Whilst serving in France, he was wounded in action and returned to Australia on 12 December 1918. 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.