Engraved cigarette case sent to photographer Harold Cazneaux by William Fell, AIF

Accession Number REL29672
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Silver plated brass
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Silver cigarette case with side hinge and spring clasp. The front is engraved with a winged man bordered below and to the right by Egyptian hieroglyphic patterns. The reverse is engraved with the words 'Souvenir from Egypt to Harold Cazneaux 10 Riley St. North Sydney From William Fell A.I.F. 1915'. Inside the case are two elastic straps on each side to hold the cigarettes in place.

History / Summary

This case was sent to the photographer Harold Cazneaux in 1915 by William Fell, Australian Imperial Forces. Fell was Cazneaux's associate and photographic pupil.