A small album (120 x 180 mm) containing 55 gelatin silver photographs sent back home by 4998 Private (Frederick) George Cutler to his mother and sister (Mrs Douglas Cutler and Emma) in Methuen St, Prospect, a suburb of Adelaide. George Cutler sailed on HMAT Bulla in June 1916 as part of reinforcements for the 27th Battalion. The first part of the album contains 35 small snapshots (approximately 45 x 70 or 60 x 80 mm) mounted on the album leaves: 10 were taken onboard the Bulla; 17 show Cape Town (some just the local scenery, but nine include men from the ship); seven feature Cutler with relatives in England. All of these images are captioned, and some soldiers are identified (certainly, George Cutler is in every instance)
There are about 20 postcard-format photographs, most of them loosely inserted in the album leaves designed for the purpose; these images often have messages pencilled on the verso. Fifteen of them are portraits or group portraits, in almost all of which Cutler appears. There are also two larger photographs (120 x 180 mm, both a little damaged but they depict scenes well worth having) of Cutler and some mates outside the Leave Club, rue de la République, Paris. Both are captioned in detail on the verso; one of them shows a queue of soldiers and nurses weighed down with 'Parcels and packages to be posted from Leave Club to Home Folks'. The album is offered together with five contemporary postcard or view booklets of Arras, Brussels, Paris, Waterloo and Weymouth, very much the sort of thing Australian soldiers overseas sent back home by the shipload (see previous sentence!). A few printed postcards of wartime women workers in Britain, another of Edith Cavell's flower- and flag-bedecked grave, and a copy of a pocket-size 'The Soldiers' Language Manual: English-French' by Ajax, round out the archive.