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Photograph - 'Death Valley', Gallipoli, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Reg. No: MM 120045
- Black and white photographic print depicting Death Valley at Gallipoli. This is possibly a reference to the "Valley of Death" which is commonly known as "Shrapnel Valley (or "Gully")" and is now a cemetery.
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 a fellow soldier (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.
- Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
- Description Of Content:
- Six men in a shallow valley lined with tents and sandbags. Two men walk on a central path towards the camera in the foreground, while two men sit on sandbags in the middle ground. Two men stand at the entrance to a small shelter in the right middleground of the image.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from J. Lord, 1986
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||57 mm (Height), 57 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian|
|Themes this item is part of:||Life During World War I in Photographs, Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||battles & battlefields|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in pencil to right side of the image: '5th F A'. Below the image: 'Death Valley'.|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 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.