Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15926
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 10 July 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 5973 Private (Pte) Gordon Barr, 6th Battalion. A labourer from Strathkellar via Hamilton, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Barr embarked with the 29th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles on 28 July 1916. Later, whilst serving in France, he developed pleurisy and was evacuated to England. Following his recovery he rejoined his unit and returned to Australia on 4 January 1920. 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.

Related information