Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY1336
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 14 August 1915
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 3811 Private (Pte) James Douglas Ferguson, 5th Battalion. A clerk from Richmond Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Ferguson embarked with the 12th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic on 23 November 1915. After serving on the Western Front, he returned to Australia on 12 May 1919. 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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