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.
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Lantern Slide: A group of over 42s at Baghdad
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Magic Lantern Slide: A group of over 42s at Baghdad
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United Kingdom
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
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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
Family Group

whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-05-08 09:13:48
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:52

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