Magic Lantern Slide: A group of over 42s at Baghdad

This photographic slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a group of military men posing for the camera. Alfred Rowden is sitting cross-legged at the front right of the image. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. This photograph reflects the frustration they felt at waiting to return home after the end of the war.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: A group of over 42s at Baghdad
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: A group of over 42s at Baghdad
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Production Person Initials
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Date
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'A group of over 42s at Baghdad. / All men over 42 were supposed to have been sent home. / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. M.687 M.Q.2' on masking strips

    Tell Us What You Think

    Subject to approval, your name and blog comment will be made public. Any comment replies will also be public. Your email address will never be published. If you wish to contact us privately, please use the Contact form. Required fields are marked *