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Lantern Slide - 'Digger a Much Wounded Mascot Arrives in Sydney', 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 036850

Lantern slide photograph of a homecoming street march in Sydney. A dog mascot missing a leg leads three soldiers.

On 26 November 1918 the Sydney Morning Herald reported a 'great demonstration' at the Town Hall, that included the 'Anzacs' mascot' - a bulldog. A mascot bulldog 'from the troopship' was also reported at a Lyceum Club gathering in George Street on 24 April. Neither article mentions the dog was wounded, so neither may be the occasion depicted in the photograph.
Lantern slide, printed with rectangular black and white photograph. Attached to slide on slight angle. Black border.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of a dog being led by flag bearing-soldier in a street march. Dog appears to have lost a leg. Two other soldiers are alongside, carrying a banner (inscription not visible). Women, men and children watch from the street edge, standing under a large tree.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, dogs, world war i 1914-1918, military history, soldiers, mascots, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: homecoming
Inscriptions: Text, handwritten: Digger - A much wounded mascot/arrives in Sydney. 1918.
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Depicted: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1918
References: The Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer describe a range of World War I regimental pets on 18 January 1918, page 6.

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