Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA09969
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 2391 Driver (Dvr) Cedric Jebb, 5th Reinforcements, 24th Battalion, of Mansfield, Vic. Dvr Jebb enlisted on 5 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Osterley on 29 September 1915. He returned to Australia on 13 April 1919. His brother 2390 Dvr George Jebb (DA10099) also served with the 24th Battalion, both returning with the 6th Infantry Brigade Headquarters. 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.