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Photograph - Observation Balloon, Ypres, Belgium, World War I, 1917 Reg. No: MM 117353
- One of a collection of eleven photographs depicting images from World War I. The reverse of photographs feature an 'Australian Official Photograph' copyright stamp and hand written inscriptions by Captain Morris Lewis of the 44th Battalion. The photographs show servicemen and areas of conflict, including the Balkans, the Middle East, Belgium and northern France during World War I.
- Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Military observation balloon near Ypres. A crowd of soldiers, a motor car and horses are shown below the balloon.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||202 mm (Height), 152 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, motor cars, horses, airships, world war i 1914-1918, aviation, soldiers, balloons, australian art, ballooning, observations, military forces|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||aircraft & air forces|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in red ink on back of photograph: 'AUSTRALIAN OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH'
Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '1259'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium, 1917|
|Issued By:||Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Australia|
|Related Person (See Comments):||Captain Morris Lewis - 44th Battalion, 3rd Division, 1st A.I.F.
Probably a previous owner.