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 120271

Description of Content

Five soldiers standing in a large mine crater. The soldiers are looking towards the photographer. Four are standing together and one is standing by himself. To the right of the photograph, the tops of buildings can be seen over the edge of the crater. Beyond the crater in the background of the photograph is a flat landscape.

Physical Description

Sepia-toned black and white silver gelatin photographic print.

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