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Digital Photograph - Family Photograph, Celebrating Son Joining Navy, St Kilda, 1943 Image Reg. No: MM 110722

Black and white photograph showing the Altson family, taken in their family home in St Kilda in March 1943. It was taken by a professional photographer and mounted to celebrate an important occasion in the Altson family history. Bruce Altson had just joined the Navy during World War II, and would be leaving for the 'HMAS Cerberus'. His grandparents, parents and brothers all posed for the commemorative photograph.

Back row, left to right: Charles and Claire Altson, their sons Richard and David; Front row, left to right: Barnett Hyman 'BH' Altson, Bruce and Rose Altson.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Family photograph in lounge room, with grandparents, father, mother, and three sons. The son in the centre of the front row in the photograph is wearing a navy uniform. The group are posed in front of a wood panelled wall, which has plates displayed on the top of it.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Christine Bergin, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Christine Bergin
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: domestic environment, families, houses, naval forces, portraits, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, migrant ships
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War II in Photographs, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: enlistment
Inscriptions: Maxwell Porteus MCID
People Depicted: Alston, Charles; Altson, Claire; Altson, Richard; Altson, David; Altson, BH; Altson, Bruce; Altson, Rose
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, Mar 1943

Source of Date Depicted: contributor's father's memory.
Photographer: Maxwell Porteus

Professional photographer.

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