Magic Lantern Slide: Last day in Mesopotamia. Waiting to embark for Blighty. Just after dawn

Description
This photograph by Alfred Rowden was taken just before his journey home to England after the end of the war. 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.
45/1960/95/1136
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Last day in Mesopotamia. Waiting to embark for Blighty. Just after dawn
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Last day in Mesopotamia. Waiting to embark for Blighty. Just after dawn
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 'M 884 Waiting to embark' [? - faded, illegible] on top edge; handwritten 'Last day in Mesopotamia. Waiting to embark for Blighty. Just after dawn. / A.O. Rowden. / S.C.P. M.884. M.Q.2' on masking strips

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