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Photograph - Batallion at the Sphinx, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Reg. No: MM 050636
- One of 139 photograph in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.
Image depicting the 7th Battalion visiting the Great Sphinx at Giza. The Giza Plataeu appears to have been a popular tourist destination for the troops and many of the photohraphs taken by Captain McKenna depict this site.
- Description Of Content:
- In the foreground and leading into the background is a large group of servicemen, most are walking however some appear to be running or looking at the Great Sphinx which stands partially buried in the background of the photograph. Behind the right shoulder of the Great Sphinx is a pyramid.
|Dimensions:||59 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, recreation activities, australian army, army camps, soldiers, tents, tourist attractions, pyramids, egyptian archaeology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, AIF (1877-1915)|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||recreation & tourism|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written in pencil bottom left corner of the photo album page: '4'
Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: '7th Battalion have a day out'
Handwritten in pencil on the support on the top left side of the photograph: 'a'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'The Sphinx / 7th Batt have / a day out.'
|Organisations Depicted:||LILLIE MCKENNA|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Giza Plateau, Egypt, 1914-1915|
|Photographer:||Captain Edward McKenna, Giza Plateau, Egypt, 1914-1915|
|Creator:||Lillie McKenna, Australia, circa 1918|