Magic Lantern Slide: Underground chamber with shafts of light from ceiling [Behistun]

Description
This photograph by Alfred Rowden was taken on part of the silk road though Iran. It likely shows the ancient ruins of a ‘caravanserai’, which was a place for traders to rest whilst on the journey. Rowden calls this site Bisitun but it is more commonly known as Behistun, and is now a World Heritage Site. 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.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/1106
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Underground chamber with shafts of light from ceiling
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Underground chamber with shafts of light from ceiling [Behistun]
Production Person Surname
Rowden
Production Person Initials
A.O.
Production Country
United Kingdom
Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1920
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 792 792' on top edge; handwritten '792' on masking strip; handwritten/printed '126' on label
Family Group

Dimensions
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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