Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DACS0106
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 30 March 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 Private (Pte) L R Howard, probably 1762 Pte Leonard Robert Howard, 60th Battalion. A hatter from Windsor, Victoria, prior to enlistment, Howard embarked from Melbourne with the 2nd Reinforcements aboard HMAT Port Lincoln (A17) on 4 May 1916. Pte Howard returned to Australia with the Australian Army Service Corps Details on 23 June 1919. Leonard Robert Howard also served in the Second World War. 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.

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