Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15015
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 23 April 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 probably of 2710 Private Caleb Powell, 59th Battalion, a 43 year old farmer from South Melbourne, Victoria who embarked for overseas with the 6th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 2 October 1916 aboard HMAT Nestor. After joining the 59th Battalion in France on 7 March 1917, he was wounded in action at Vaulx on 13 May 1917 and died of wounds near Rouen, France on 4 June 1917. Private Powell is buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, near Boulogne, France. [See also image H06615.] 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 1930's, 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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