Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14889
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 8 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 1748 Private (Pte) James Edward Nixon, 57th Battalion. A labourer from Waterloo via Beaufort, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Nixon embarked with the 2nd Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Euripides on 4 April 1916. Later serving with the 58th Battalion, he returned to Australia on 15 May 1919. 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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