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Photograph - 'Big Game Hunting', Egypt, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Reg. No: MM 120050
- 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 a group of servicemen relaxing in Egypt.
- Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
- Description Of Content:
- Eight servicemen sit leaning against the wall of a building made of rushes that is draped with fabric. The men are in various states of dress, some in full uniform with jacket and hat, others shirtless. Two men are holding newspapers.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from J. Lord, 1986
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||45 mm (Height), 65 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, Sergeant John Lord, AIF (1896-1951)|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||recreation & tourism|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in pencil directly underneath photo: 'Big game Hunting'. Hand written in ink on verso: '"Big Game / Hunting." / Egypt 1916'.|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Egypt, 1916|
|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.