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World War I photograph, Western Front, France (6)

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Black and white photograph of a man in water.

 

Comical shot of a man bathing in a well built waterhole.  This photograph is one of a collection of 71 taken or collected by Frederic Gerald Gibbs (1888-1940).  Gibbs was a professional photographer in Annan who joined the Royal Engineers in 1916.  He was sent to the Western Front and spent two years there until he was injured just a few days before the end of the war.  He survived and brought home these images which were found by his daughter after his death.

Place of Production:
France
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
height 152mm, width 205mm
Source:
Annan Museum
Accession number:
ANNMUS:450.34
Digital Number:
HRPG008n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council