A series of four postcard-format gelatin silver photographs of 3705 Private William Forrest Dixon of the 4th Pioneer Battalion. First World War, William Forrest DIXON.
A series of four postcard-format gelatin silver photographs of 3705 Private William Forrest Dixon of the 4th Pioneer Battalion

A series of four postcard-format gelatin silver photographs of 3705 Private William Forrest Dixon of the 4th Pioneer Battalion

Backing cards generally slightly tanned; a couple of tiny indentations; overall in excellent condition.

Two of the portraits are dated (France, July 1917 and [London], October 1918); one of the others is credited to an English photographer; the fourth one was almost certainly taken while Dixon was on active service. They give a graphic portrayal of the impact the war has had on him. This is reinforced by the lengthy message of 26 July 1917 written on one verso; it commences 'Just a Photo to let you see I am still alive & ducking. We are out for a spell once again getting ready for another stunt I guess'.

Item #101932

Price: $300.00