Series VPRS 10478
Y.M.C.A Photographic Albums of World War 1 Artwork and Images
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Date Range: Series ? 1917 - ? 1918
  Series in Custody 1917 - 1918
  Contents 1917 - 1918
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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  • How to use the Records
    Order these volumes by using the consignment listings.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of two albums which contain photographic prints mainly of artwork and a handful of photographic images depicting YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) Australia's involvement in World War 1. The YMCA was involved in caring for Australian troops through the provision of recreational and postal services and "home" comforts.

    Most of the photographic prints in these albums are of drawings attributed to W.[William] Cecil Dunford, YMCA Special War Artist attached to the Publicity and Historical Records Section of the AIF. His drawings mostly depict war locations, YMCA facilities on the front or behind the lines and the recreational activities of Australian troops. The photographic images depict the Australian YMCA HQ in London and members of the London staff.

    It is unclear when this series was received by PROV. It is thought that these albums had been originally presented by the YMCA to either a Victorian Government Agency or official, however, these contain no annotations or markings to enable an accurate identification to be made. Thus, in the absence of such data preventing attribution to a Victorian agency, YMCA Australia has been cited as both the creating and responsible agency for this series.

  • Recordkeeping System
    One photographic print has been pasted on each page of these volumes. All prints have been labelled with varying degrees of detail with further descriptive information included in some of the drawings. There are no associated indexes or numbering of the images although Dunford has recorded the year of creation of each drawing.

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