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Photograph - 'Cairo by Night', Egypt, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Reg. No: MM 120036
- Black and white photographic print.
Attached to a small notebook used as a photograph album, containing 55 black and white photographs of ANZAC soldiers in Egypt, Mudros and Gallipoli during World War I. The photographs were taken by an Australian soldier, Sergeant John Lord or one of his friends (to be verified). John Lord served in the 13th Field Ambulance and returned to Australia shortly after the end of the War in 1919.
The album was one of many souvenirs brought back to Australia after World War I by Lord. Part of a larger collection of photograph albums, images, documents and World War I memorabilia donated by John Lord to Museum Victoria.
Image depicting the city of Cairo, Egypt, at night.
- Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
- Description Of Content:
- What appears to be a large township comprises the bottom half of the photograph. The top half of the photograph is sky.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from J. Lord, 1986
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||66 mm (Height), 111 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian|
|Themes this item is part of:||Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||recreation & tourism|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written in pencil on the support underneath the photograph (left hand side of album page): 'Cairo by Night'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'Cairo by Night / Giving some idea of the size / of the city'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Cairo, Egypt, circa 1915|
|Previous Owner:||Sergeant John Lord
Private John Lord was originally identified as the photographer of the album, but as there is no record of him serving on Gallipoli, and images in the album depict Gallipoli, the photographer is probably an unknown soldier.