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Photograph - 'Depot of Abandoned Agricultural Machinery, near Peronne', France, circa 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 114826

One of 22 photographs taken whilst H.V. McKay was in France and Belgium shortly after World War I. 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. McKay was the founder of the Sunshine Harvester Works, an agricultural implement manufacturer. He was also a member of the Business Board of Administration of the Australian Defence Department 1917-1918, and Chairman of the Stores Disposal Board, London 1919.

These images are part of the H.V. McKay Archive, which includes legal records, business correspondence, personal writings, agreements & contracts, accounts, obituary, articles, and photographs taken in Australia and abroad. This is part of the broader McKay Sunshine Collection which includes photographs, films, artefacts, trade literature, company publications and oral histories.
Black and white photograph. Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink.
Description Of Content:
A derelict brick building, located in an overgrown grassy field, is surrounded by agricultural machinery, namely wheels and carts.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cecil Newton McKay (nee Shaw)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 148 mm (Height), 199 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, agricultural equipment, world war i 1914-1918, power lines, ruins
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink reads: 'Depot of abandoned Agricultural / Machinery, near Peronne'.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Somme, France, circa 1918

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