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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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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