Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14227
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 9 March 1916
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 4758 Private (Pte) Archibald Douglas Cameron, 14th Battalion and an unidentified soldier (positions unknown). A clerk from Fleetwood, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Cameron embarked with the 15th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Anchises on 14 March 1916. Later transferring to the 46th Battalion with the rank of Driver, he developed pleurisy and was evacuated to England. Following his recovery, he rejoined his unit and returned to Australia on 13 April 1919. 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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