Portraits of War: The Crown Studios Project (On tour in NSW)

Exhibition Date

Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 15 June 2017

Admission

Free

On Tour

See below for locations and dates

A collection of touching portraits

CURRENTLY ON TOUR AROUND REGIONAL NEW SOUTH WALES

In May 1918 the Mitchell Library Trustees embarked upon an ambitious project: to photograph NSW soldiers heading overseas to serve in World War I. Officers of the Australian Imperial Force and Naval Forces were invited to the Crown Bromide Enlargement Company, the Crown Studios, in George Street Sydney to be photographed in person or their families sent photographs to be copied. However, due to a fire at Crown Studios in December 1918 the project was never completed.

From this project, the Library holds over 1600 touching portraits and 230 of these feature in Portraits of War: The Crown Studios Project.

Featured image: Lancelot Thomas Crane, NSW servicemen portraits, 1918-19

LOCATIONS & DATES:

On display at the following libraries. Dates listed are subject to change. Please confirm with each library.

Griffith, 18 – 30 June 2016
Deniliquin, 9 – 21 July 2016
Corowa, 30 July – 11 August 2016
Tumbarumba, 20 August – 1 September 2016
Cootamundra, 10 – 22 September 2016
Temora, 1 -13 October 2016
West Wyalong, 22 October – 3 November 2016
Picton, 12 – 24 November 2016
Penrith, 3 – 15 December 2016
Blacktown, 23 December 2016 – 12 January 2017
Hornsby, 21 January – 2 February 2017
Mosman, 11 – 23 February 2017
Kogarah, 4 March – 6 April 2017
Mascot, 14 April – 4 May 2017
Woollahra, 13 – 25 May 2017
Waverley, 23 June - 27 July 2017

Coming soon to the State Library

World Press Photo 17

Saturday 27 May 2017 to Sunday 25 June 2017

Award-winning photographs from the 2016 World Press Photo Contest for press photography. 

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