Magic Lantern Slide: The Ishtar Gate (1), Babylon

Description
This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows the historic site of Babylon, featuring the Ishtar Gate. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He visited several archaeological and historical sites and photographed them to record his experiences.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/1015
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: The Ishtar Gate (1), Babylon
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: The Ishtar Gate (1), Babylon
Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Rowden
Production Person Initials
A.O.
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Date
1920
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'V 598 Ishtar Gate' on top edge; handwritten 'The Ishtar Gate (1) Babylon. / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. 598' on masking strips

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