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 same scene is photographed in MM 120195
Description of Content
The image focuses on an observation balloon. In the lower half of the image there are train carriages with buildings in the background. It seems the image is taken from a high up position as there is a tin roof in the foreground with the upper half of a soldier just below.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Photograph, Black & White
Hand written on the secondary support on the left hand side of the image: '756' The number '756' has been etched or printed in the bottom left hand corner of the photorgraph. Hand written, vertically aligned with the image, on the secondary support on the right hand side of the image: 'Balloon'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
40 mm (Width), 49 mm (Height)
Image Dimensions - Photograph album page
100 mm (Width), 162 mm (Height)