Historical information

This photograph was printed from a glass negative held in the Society's picture collection. The original glass negative is part of a set donated to the Society by Ian McKenzie, a professional photographer in Kew.

Physical description

Patriotic gathering, ca. 1914-ca. 1918. A civic hall used for a patriotic gathering; during or after World War I. Around the walls of the crowded hall are banners representing some of the allied nations fighting in the war, including France, Britain, Japan and Belgium. Two soldiers, both in military uniform can be seen at the front left of the photograph.