Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA09964
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c 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 2724 Private (Pte) Felix Cartwright, 8th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion, of Brunswick, Vic. Pte Cartwright enlisted on 21 June 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Makarini on 15 September 1915. He returned to Australia on 13 April 1919 with the 5th Divisional Train. 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.