Magic Lantern Slide: Ezra's Tomb, River Tigris

Description
This slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows Ezra’s tomb on the western bank of the River Tigris. This was believed to be the burial place of the biblical figure Ezra, and was a regular tourist stop during the British Mandate of Mesopotamia. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/828
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Ezra's Tomb, River Tigris
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Ezra's Tomb, River Tigris
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.59 Ezra's Tomb' on top edge; handwritten 'Ezra's Tomb. R. Tigris. / A.O. Rowden. / Pag. Tans. M/59 H.Q.Br.' on masking strips

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