One of 22 photographs taken whilst H.V. McKay was in France and Belgium shortly after the First World War. Photographs include images of machinery and farm equipment that have been left derelict or destroyed. There are also rural scenes and images of bombed cityscapes, some of which feature group portraits of H.V. McKay and his companions. HV McKay was a member of the Business Board of Administration of the Australian Defence Department 1917-1918, and Chairman of the Stores Disposal Board, London 1919.

Part of the H.V. McKay Archive, which includes legal records, business correspondence, personal writings, agreements & contracts, accounts, obituary, articles, and photographs taken in Australia and abroad. This is part of the broader McKay Sunshine Collection which includes photographs, films, artefacts, trade literature, company publications and oral histories.

Description of Content

H.V. McKay and companions leaving Hotel Castille, Paris, on their return to England, First World War. Three women and three men, including H.V. McKay, pose in the entranceway of the building. Two of the men are in military attire. A hotel attendant stands to the right of the doorway, near a plaque bearing the hotel's name.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph. Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink.

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