Snapshots of War

It’s not clear where Percy’s snaps came from. Many soldiers had  one of the the Brownies which Kodak had released in 1900, as it was small enough and easy enough to use that it could be carried even on active service where unauthorized photography was forbidden. Percy’s photos seem random enough that they are probably, for the most part, copies of his pals’.

Two albums survive in the Percy archive. The smaller one begins with pictures of Guelph, clearly part of the 55th Battery’s collection.  Most of the snaps measure 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches,  and most had captions in white ink on the black pages.


This is the small album, which measures 5 1/4 x 8 3/8ths inches. The pages are looseleaf, held together by tubes which fit into each other. The string which binds the whole is clearly a later substitution.

The large album measures 7 x 10 1/2 inches. Its pages are bound.

Copyright 2016. See “About this project.”

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