Magic Lantern Slide: Tiffin Time at Ashar Barracks, Basrah

This photograph by Alfred Rowden shows a group of servicemen relaxing in their quarters, eating and talking. Rowden’s title “Tiffin time” seems to be their name for tea break! The photograph was taken by Rowden in Mesopotamia, where he served during the First World War until he was sent home in 1919 or 1920. He photographed daily scenes like this to record his experiences.
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Social and industrial history
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Magic Lantern Slide: Tiffin Time at Ashar Barracks, Basrah
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Lantern Slide: Tiffin Time at Ashar Barracks, Basrah
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
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World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
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United Kingdom
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glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 22 / Basrah Ashar Barracks [faded]' on top edge; handwritten 'Tiffin Time at Ashar Barracks. Basrah / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. M.22 M.Q.2' on masking strip

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