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.

Description of Content

In the extreme foreground there is a wire fence in front of a road running from the lower left corner into the middle of the right edge. In the middle of the road there is a soldier standing. There are several more soldiers standing attending to horses on the right edge of the photo.Lining the road there are several trees, two of the trees (the extreme left one and one of the trees behind the soldiers on the right) have been partly painted white. Behind the trees in the centre of the photo there is a nordic cross banner (possibly a red cross banner). In the background there are several buildings on the left and in the centre there is a church.

Physical Description

Sepia-toned black and white silver gelatin photographic print.

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