Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14115
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 28 February 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 Lieutenant (Lt) Pelham Podmore, 21st Battalion. An estate agent and financier from Richmond, Victoria prior to enlistment, Lt Podmore embarked with the 10th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. For unspecified reasons he returned to Australia on 9 October 1917 and was discharged. He later went on to serve in the Second World War as a gunner with the 3rd Australian Machine Gun Company. 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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