Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15601
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 11 June 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 5718 Private (Pte) William Charles Samuel Mansell, 7th Battalion. A blacksmith from Deans Marsh, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Mansell embarked with the 18th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ayrshire on 3 July 1916. Later wounded in action in France, he returned to Australia on 12 June 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. See also DA15600.

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