Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY1509
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 20 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 3009 Private (Pte) George Glouis(or Glovis) Blee, 23rd Battalion, of Cowwarr, Vic. A farm labourer prior to enlistment, Pte Blee embarked with the 7th Reinforcements on HMAT Commonwealth from Melbourne on 26th November 1915 along with his brother 3020 Pte John Blee. Pte George Blee was killed in action in France and is commemorated on the VC Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial at Fromelles. 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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