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by our collections.
The Summerhayes Collection represents the work of three generations of the Summerhayes family - Edwin (1868-1944), Reginald (1897-1965) and Geoffrey (1928-2010) - whose combined practice of architecture in Western Australia extended through the 20th century. Curtin University Library holds approximately 500 drawings and more than 1,500 photographs relating to the design work of the Summerhayes architects. We are adding a selection of these to Collections WA, with records for all items… Read more »
The Army Museum has an extensive collection of formal photographic portraits of servicemen and women mainly from World War 1 dating from 1914 to 1919. Many were taken in local photographic studios prior to departure overseas. Some images were captured in studios at training camps (like Blackboy Hill), in theatre (London, Cairo, Paris) or near the front as those recently rediscovered in the Thuillier Collection.
Many portraits remain in their original frames, being treasured… Read more »