Museum of Brisbane

WW1 Portrait Hunt

  • 16 Oct - 17 Oct
  • Exhibition now closed

Do you have an original photograph of a soldier or nurse in uniform from the First World War?


WW1 Portrait Hunt

We’re seeking original studio portraits of men and women in uniform to help tell the powerful story of this momentous time. The portraits will become part of our upcoming exhibition, Facing WW1: Stories of loyalty, loss and love. If you have a portrait you would like to share, visit Museum of Brisbane on either Friday 16 or Saturday 17 October, between 10am and 4pm and we’ll scan and copy your historic photograph free of charge, while you wait. The photograph needs to be an original portrait, showing the soldier or nurse in uniform, and able to be placed on a scanner.


The individual can be from anywhere in Australia.

If you cannot make it to the Museum on these days but have a portrait to share please scan your photograph and email it to us at

Images must be 600 dpi and jpeg format. The deadline for emailing images is 30 November.

Please call Curator Phillip Manning on 07 3339 0827 if you have any queries.


Private Arthur Thorn, AIF. Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum.