Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA10694
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 September 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 B Barratt who has not been definitely identified, he might, however, be 1151 Private (Pte) William (Bill) Barrett, 6th Reinforcements, 13th Light Horse Regiment, of Bacchus Marsh, Vic. Pte Barrett enlisted on 19 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915. He returned to Australia on 22 December 1918.. 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.

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