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  • Title
    New South Wales officers and men of the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) and the Australian Naval Forces : portrait collection, 1919
  • Level of description
  • Date

    May 1918-1919
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - mainly 13 x 8 cm. - ca. 1673 copy photoprints and postcards

    The Trustees of the Mitchell Library undertook to collect these portraits in May 1918. Relatives of soldiers were asked to forward photographs to the Crown Studios, Sydney for copying. A photocopy of the pamphlet produced by the Mitchell Library calling for this collection of photographs is available at PXn 648.
    Completed examples of the form, (part of the pamphlet produced by the Mitchell Library calling for this collection of photographs to be donated by relatives of soldiers), are attached to the back of: P1/Schulstad, Aubrey Ernest, and, P1/Schulstad, Rudolph John
  • Scope and Content
    Most of the portraits (chiefly head and shoulders) are of soldiers who enlisted in 1918. There is a small number of officers and a few portraits not copied by Crown Studios, of soldiers killed in action or dying of wounds or disease.
  • System of arrangement
    This collection has been arranged by individual portraits. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each portrait from this collection record.
  • Source
    Lent for copying (mainly), 1918-1919
  • General note

    There are 1668 individual records for servicemen but some servicemen have two portraits in the collection
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I pictorial material
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Name, date of birth, enlistment date, trade or calling, birthplace, address prior to enlistment, rank, number and distinctions, casualties, next of kin and father's name inscribed on the standard form on the back of the photograph, transcribed by a librarian or the photographic studio from information supplied on the form sent in by the donor. Problems with the handwriting on the original form have led to errors in some of the transliterations.
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