One of 185 black and white photographs in an album, taken in France during World War I by Sergeant John Lord. Some pages are blank.

Photographs in the album depict army camps, hospitals, trenches, early tanks, landscapes, cemeteries and graves and groups of posed Australian soldiers. The places Lord mentions in his captions are La Boiselle, Quarry Siding, Pozieres, Albert, Bapaume and Favreuil.

The album was one of many souvenirs brought back to Australia after World War I by John Lord (service # 6252). He donated photograph albums, images, documents and World War I memorabilia to Museum Victoria.

The same scene is photographed in MM 120195

Description of Content

The image focuses on an observation balloon. In the lower half of the image there are train carriages with buildings in the background. It seems the image is taken from a high up position as there is a tin roof in the foreground with the upper half of a soldier just below.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.

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