Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14921
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 6 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 of 10589 Sapper (Spr) Eric Richard Butt, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, Australian Engineers. A law clerk from Elsternwick, Victoria prior to enlistment, Spr Butt embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius on 25 May 1916. Later promoted to the rank of Corporal and was killed in action on 28 July 1917, aged 23 and was buried in the Kandahar Farm 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 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. See also DA14922.

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