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 120309.
Description of Content
Photograph of a parade ground in the field. There is a wire connected to the ground in the foreground of the photo. In the middle left part of the photo there is a Union Jack flag. Facing the flag in the centre and right part of the photo there is a large assembly of soldiers standing to attention. In the far background of the photo there is a ridge and a road bend.
Sepia-toned black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Photograph, Black & White
Hand written on the secondary support on the left hand side of the image: '851'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph album page
100 mm (Width), 162 mm (Height)
Image Dimensions - Photograph
70 mm (Width), 44 mm (Height)