Magic Lantern Slide: A.O. Rowden at Ashar Barracks, Basrah

Description
This photograph shows Alfred Rowden posing in his military uniform in the Ashar Barracks in Basra, Iraq. This is an early selfie image but it is uncertain if he used a timer delay or if one of his colleagues took the photograph for him. Rowden served in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/818
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: A.O. Rowden at Ashar Barracks, Basrah
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: A.O. Rowden at Ashar Barracks, Basrah
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 19'[faded] on top edge; handwritten 'A.O. Rowden at Ashar Barracks, Basrah. / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. M.19 M.Q.2' on masking strip

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