Photography & War

In 1914, most peopled relied on visiting a studio, usually for or following a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary in order to have their photograph taken. These images printed on card and would either be enlarged and framed to hang on the wall or be placed in a special album.

Young men going off to war were no exception wanting to leave behind a lasting memory for their loved ones. Some would not have had their picture taken before now, but were keen to avail themselves of the opportunity such as provided by Barnett and Beattie, just in case they did not return.

Among those operating in Hobart during the war were:

Crawford Studios – 66 Murray Street

W. Beattie – 60 Elizabeth Street

J. N. Barnett – Glenorchy and at 189A Liverpool Street

Milo – 107 Liverpool Street

American Studio – 112 Liverpool Street

Southey Studio – 106 Elizabeth Street

William Fellows (D.I.C.) – 173 Elizabeth Street

Wherrett and Co – 105 Elizabeth Street

Left – Lewis (40th Bn) and Elieen McGee with daughter Nada taken at Wherrett Studios. Lewis McGee was awarded the VC. He was killed in action at Broodseinde on 12 October 1917