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

Description
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.
45/1960/95/1052
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: A group of over 42s at Baghdad
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: A group of over 42s at Baghdad
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 '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

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