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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Photo of the Day: One of the Oldest Cat Photo Bombs?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM

We wonder if he refused to take the picture unless his little buddy could be in it with him.

"Portrait of 3710 Private Francis Edmund Bilton, Fifth Battalion. Note the cat curled up asleep in the corner.

This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had the concession to take photographs at the Broadmeadows and Seymour army camps during the First World War. In the 1930s, the Australian War Memorial purchased the original glass negatives from Algernon Darge, along with the photographers' notebooks. The notebooks contain brief details, usually a surname or unit name, for each negative."

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