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
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: A.O. Rowden at Ashar Barracks, Basrah
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: A.O. Rowden at Ashar Barracks, Basrah
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 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
Family Group

Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-03-06 11:49:39
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:50

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