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Lantern Slide - 'Relic', Army Biscuit, Lemnos, 1915-1916 Image Reg. No: MM 036814

Summary:
Lantern slide depicting an inscribed amy issue biscuit. Its inscription indicates that it is a relic of Lemnos and another location. The lantern slide indicates that the 'main food' was this type of biscuit, with plum and apple jam, rice and bully beef.

The location of the actual biscuit is unknown. The Australian War Memorial holds several examples of inscribed World War I biscuits.
Description:
Lantern slide, printed with square black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of a square dry biscuit with text inscribed on it indicating its origin. The biscuit is stamped 'PALMERS'. Its lower right corner is missing, and a small section of its upper right.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, wars conflicts, food, world war i 1914-1918, rationing, military history, soldiers, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: rations
Inscriptions: Text, carved into biscuit: RELIC/...TLEY & / LEMNOS / ARMY NO / IN THE / EARLY DAYS'. Stamped at bottom of biscuit: 'PALMERS'.

Text, hand-written on slide:' Our main food, with Plum & apple jam / Rice, Bully beef. Lemnos. 1915-6'.
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Recorded: Lemnos, Greece, 1915-1916

Note that Lemnos is also a food manufacturer!

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