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Lantern Slide - 'Lord French, Earl of Ypres, Autographing The Song of the Ypres League', 1920-1925 Reg. No: MM 033648
- Lantern slide depicting Lord French, Earl of Ypres, autographing 'The Song of the Ypres League' - 'A Corner in Flanders'. The better known 'Tramping Along' - another image titled 'Song of the Ypres League' - was published in 1926, suggesting a date for this image. However, Lord French died in 1925, so the image must be earlier.
The Ypres League was a British World War I veterans and remembrance society, founded on 28 September 1920 to support veterans of the battles of the Ypres Salient. It produced a quarterly newsletter and a guide book to Ypres, and provided a variety of services to its members, including specially designed membership certificates. It erected a memorial church at Ypres, established international branches were established, and published a newsletter well into the 1930s. Some branches were still active in the 1940s.
- Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photographic image printed on glass with black paper rectangular mask against image under protective glass cover plate; sealed with black paper binding tape around edge.
- Description Of Content:
- Photograph of aged man signing a document. Two inkwells are placed in front of him; flowers appear to the left and right. Another document is angled into the right side of the image, inscribed 'A CORNER IN FLANDERS'. The man is balding, and wears a moustache.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
|Tagged with:||lantern slides, world war i 1914-1918, fundraising, military history, flowers, autographs|
|Themes this item is part of:||Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Souvenirs & Mementoes|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on slide: 'LORD FRENCH EARL OF YPRES. / Autographing / "THE SONG OF THE YPRES LEAGUE"'.
Inscribed on document visible in image: 'THE SONG OF / THE YPRES LEAGUE / A / CORNER / IN / FLANDERS...[indistinct]...Cumberland Clark / Christin...[concealed] / J...[concealed] oward'.
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Person Depicted:||Field Marshall John French - 1st Earl of Ypres, 1920-1925
Date is circa
|Organisation Named:||Ypres League, 1920-1940s, 1920-1929
The better known 'Tramping Along' - another 'Song of the Ypres League' - was published in 1926, so may suggest a date for this image.
|References:||'The Ypres League', Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ypres_League, accessed 24/3/2011.|