Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14745
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 3 April 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 5201 Private (Pte) Herbert Samuel Porter, 8th Battalion. A farmer from Couangalt, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Porter embarked with the 16th reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Suffolk on 1 April 1916. Later wounded in action he was evacuated to a rest camp. Following his recovery he transferred to the Australian Veterinary Hospital and returned to Australia on 27 April 1919. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a 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. See also DA14744.

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