Photograph, Wallace Mounted Rifles; Unknown Photographer; 1917?; OT.2010.51

Name/Title

Photograph, Wallace Mounted Rifles

About this object

This is a photograph of the Wallace Volunteer Mounted Rifles in around 1917.

Who is the photograph?

We have identified the man seated second from the left in the front as being Quartermaster Ewen Matheson. Don McKay's 'The Troopers Tale' describes Ewen as being '6 feet 2 inches in his socks... (and) not a man to be trifled with, certainly not over issues surrounding his duties as a quartermaster for the Wallace Mounted Rifles.' Ewen ran a merchant store in Otautau which he based his operations as quartermaster out of and was known to work long into the night when preparing before the corps went to camp.

Place Made

Unknown

Maker

Unknown Photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1917?

Period

1910s

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card

Inscription and Marks

On back hand written in pencil: 'Wallace Mounted Rifles about 1917? 2010.51'

Measurements

h 165 mm x w 215 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Object Type

photographs

Object number

OT.2010.51

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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Tags
1910s
Military

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