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Photograph Album - Private John Lord, Gallipoli & Egypt, World War I, 4 Nov-20 Dec 1915 Object Reg. No: ST 040490

Army book used as a photograph album, containing images of Gallipoli and Egypt during World War I.

Photographs were taken by an unknown soldier between 4 November and 20 December 1915 - originally identified as John Lord, but his records do not indicate that he ever went to Gallipoli. It is likely that the photographer was in the 3rd Field Ambulance or another Field Ambulance unit: one image shows the 3rd Field Ambulance; another shows 3rd Field Dressing Station in Gallipoli; another shows the 5th Field Ambulance.

The photographs includes images from Egypt and Gallipoli. Some of these are particularly clear, for example 'Rest Gully Anzac' shows hundreds of soldiers sitting and standing around talking and a valley with lots of dugouts and shelters. Not only is the image clear, but it is also well composed. 'Old Kit etc at Anzac Ordnance Stores 1915' is also a clear photograph and shows rubbish that the Anzacs generated at Gallipoli. Many of the photographs were taken when the weather was hot, but there are also a number of images taken in the snow. Another, 'Extreme Right of Anzac' demonstrates the steepness of the terrain and the mixture of clothing that the soldiers wore. All of the photographs were taken at times when Lord was 'off duty' for the images are of the landscape or soldiers at rest.
Army book. Contains 52 black and white photographs: views of Egypt, Mudros and Gallipoli. Some not mounted. Board covers (blue-green cloth). Most photographs are slotted into cuts in the pages of the album; a few are loose at the end. Some pages contain no photographs.

Many of the photographs are 45 x 65mm; some are 80 x 105 or 58 x 83. Others are irregular sizes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 17.5 cm (Width), 28.8 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Many of the photographs are 45 x 65mm; some are 80 x 105 or 58 x 83. Others are irregular sizes.

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, portraits, ambulances, world war i 1914-1918, military history, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, medical corps, making history - war diaries and correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War I in Photographs, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sergeant John Lord, AIF (1896-1951)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: albums
Inscriptions: Printed on cover: 'A.B. 153B.'
Hand-written inscriptions on mounts adjacent to photograhs, and many have hand-written inscriptions on the back.
Previous Owner: Sergeant John Lord, Egypt & Turkey, 4 Nov - 20 Dec 1915
Place & Date Depicted: Egypt, 1915
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1915

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