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Blog post from Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

In 1918 the Mitchell Library Trustees embarked upon an ambitious project: to photograph NSW soldiers heading overseas to serve in World War I. Now the Library will return these portraits of WWI soldiers to families in NSW.

The State Library is giving a free print or digital file to families who spot a relative among the 250 Crown Studio images on our Flickr set here.

If you discover a family member on our Portraits of War Flickr set, please email with your name, contact details and a link to the image.

See over 230 of these portraits on display in Portraits of War: The Crown Studio Project - a free exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales from 28 June - 21 September 2014.