Magic Lantern Slide: Street scene with people walking

This photographic slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a street scene, likely in Baghdad. The signs on the left of the image are written in English, the upper one reads ‘London Restaurant Welcome’ and the lower sign points the way ‘to Public Mortuary’. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He photographed scenes like this to record his experiences.
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Lantern Slide: Street scene with people walking
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Magic Lantern Slide: Street scene with people walking
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United Kingdom
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
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Social and industrial history
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Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 707'[faded] on top edge; handwritten '707'[faded] on masking strip; handwritten 'S.C.P. D.50' on bottom edge binding strip
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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