Collection: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM VC & GC COLLECTION
Digital images created from material in the Department of Documents. Portraits of 897 holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross.
This material was selected for digitisation in 2001 by Diana Condell, former curator of the Department of Exhibits and Firearms medals collection, from the VC-GC files held by the Department of Documents as part of a research project funded by the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association to create a comprehensive illustrated guide to holders of the VC & GC. The digital assets created were initially held as part of the E&F collections, but were redesignated a Photograph Archive asset in 2009, and made reoptimised to provide a resource for the proposed Lord Ashcroft Gallery. The VC/GC numbering system was allocated by IWM digital operators in 2001 and retained by the Photograph Archive when the collection was redesignated in 2009. Research is currently in hand by the Lord Ashcroft Gallery exhibition team to establish the copyright status of the images and identify their content.