The technology of cameras was well developed by the time of the Great War and photography studios created very high quality images – even by today’s standards. It was almost as sure as wearing a new uniform itself that those who enlisted would soon after visit a studio. In fact studios were often set up by photographers at the various army camps.
Numerous copies of their portrait would be ordered and distributed among family and friends, and these would often be updated when time permitted throughout the war’s duration. There was no shortage of photographers in France, Egypt or England who offered their services to keep the army’s social media up to date!
25/12/18 Leicester – Alice Mills 1870-1929 (photographer) Centrway Melbourne
3rd Army Brigade Field Artillery
4th Broad gauge Railway Unit
4th Division Pioneers Battalion