Curator: Marko Štepec
The bulk of the museum’s World War I Photography Collection is stored in 54 original albums, marked with numbers from A2 to A54. Most of the material depicts military events and the experiences of soldiers from the conscription areas of the 3rd Corps of the Austro-Hungarian Army. Photographs depict scenes from civilian and military life on the Isonzo Front (A2, A3, A5 - A8, A11, A12, A 24) the Eastern front (A14-A19, A20, A25, A26, A49, A50, A53), the Balkan front (A21, A22, A26) the Tyrolean front (A4, A10, A13, A24, A27, A50-A52, A54) the Austro-Hungarian Navy (A23, A33 - A35) the hinterland (A9, A48) and aerial imagery of the battlefield along the Piave River (A31, A37). In addition to that, the collection contains original photographs on paper and glass plates of everyday life on the battlefields, in the hinterland, of the refugees, Slovenian soldiers and military units.
Georg FORSTER, Steinklamm refugee camp, 1917. Black-and-white photograph, 9 × 14 cm, inv. no.: FM 3994/5.
Unknown author, Austro-Hungarian soldiers resting in Batognica. Black-and-white photograph, 9 × 13.9 cm, inv. no.: A6 6382/13.
Unknown author, In the hinterland of the Soča battlefield, an extensive economic supply system developed. A part of it included military workshops in Ljubljana. In addition to the soldiers and prisoners, many women worked there. Daily work in the tinsmith workshop. Black-and-white photograph, 8.1 x 11 cm, inv. no.: A9 6157/02.
Unknown author, Black-and-white photograph, 8.5 × 11 cm, inv. no.: A24 6386/4.
Karl ČESNIK, Austro-Hungarian soldiers in snow camouflage. Glass plate, 12 × 9 cm, inv. no.: FM KČ 13.
Georg FORSTER, Children from the Slovene Littoral in front of the milk kitchen in the Steinklamm refugee camp, 1917. Black-and-white photograph, 9 × 14 cm, inv. no.: FM 3994/8.
Unknown author, Russian prisoners and Austro-Hungarian soldiers in front of the Orthodox Russian chapel of St. Vladimir on the road to the Vršič pass, 1916. Black-and-white photograph, 12 × 9 cm, inv. no.: R119.