One of 185 black and white photographs in an album, taken in France during World War I by Sergeant John Lord. Some pages are blank.
Photographs in the album depict army camps, hospitals, trenches, early tanks, landscapes, cemeteries and graves and groups of posed Australian soldiers. The places Lord mentions in his captions are La Boiselle, Quarry Siding, Pozieres, Albert, Bapaume and Favreuil.
The album was one of many souvenirs brought back to Australia after World War I by John Lord (service # 6252). He donated photograph albums, images, documents and World War I memorabilia to Museum Victoria.
The photograph is related to photographed in MM 120170
Description of Content
In the foreground a group of soldiers are surveying the remains of what used to be a dressing station hut. There are a lot of wood planks and debris lying about the site and two somewhat upright window frames. In the right of the image there is a Nissen hut. A red cross flag is positioned at the front of the hut. In the background tents and burnt out trees are visible in the muddy and wet landscape.
Sepia-toned black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Photograph, Black & White
Hand written on secondary support on left hand side of image: '716' Hand written on secondary support on right hand side of image: '8" Naval / gun / blows up / two huts / & smashes / our dressing / Station Hut'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
63 mm (Width), 42 mm (Height)
Image Dimensions - Photograph album page
100 mm (Width), 162 mm (Height)