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Australians Passing Along A Duck-Board Track, Chateau Wood, Ypres Salient In Belgium

1917. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated “E1220” in an unknown hand in pencil with partially obscured stamp verso, typed caption with date on accompanying slip, 15.1 x 20.2cm. Minor stains and foxing to image, glue and paper remnants verso.

Stamp includes “Australian official photo no. Purchased from Australian War Museum, [Wool] Exchange, King St, Melbourne.” Caption reads “Australians passing along a duck-board track on Oct. 29th, 1917, through the devastated Chateau Wood, a portion of one of the most famous battlegrounds in the Ypres Salient, in Belgium.” Illustrated in O’Keefe, Hurley at War: The Photography and Diaries of Frank Hurley in Two World Wars, 1986, p67.

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Item #CL172-89

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  Other currencies

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