Informal portrait of Damien Parer and Elizabeth Marie Cotter

Accession Number 044861
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made November 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait of official military photographer and cameraman Damien Parer and Elizabeth Marie Cotter seated at a piano. They later married on 23 March 1944. Parer served in the Middle East, Greece and the South-West Pacific from 1940 until his resignation in August 1943 to join the staff of Paramount Pictures Film Services. He was killed on Peleliu Island on 17 September 1944 while filming front line operations with the US Marine Corps.

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