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Photograph - 'Remains of Library, Ypres', Belgium, circa 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 92762

Summary:
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.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia.
Description:
Black and white photograph. Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink.
Description Of Content:
Remains of Library, Ypres, Belgium, First World War. Scene depicts the only remaining feature of the library, the ruined archway that was once the front entrance. Several other building ruins and bare trees can be seen in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cecil Newton McKay (nee Shaw)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 147 mm (Height), 197 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, libraries, ruins
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sunshine Harvester Works, Contributions to the War Effort, World War I, 1914-1920
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink reads: 'Remains of Library, Ypres.'.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Ypres, Belgium, circa 1918

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