Magic Lantern Slide: A.O.R. washing pyjamas on P.S. boat

This slide shows Alfred Oliver Rowden wearing his military uniform and washing his pyjamas on the deck of a boat. The letters P.S. in the slide title probably indicate this was a paddle steamer vessel. There are two other men on the boat, one soldier who is carrying a bucket and a brush, perhaps to start his washing. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He took photographs like this to record his daily life and surroundings.
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Lantern Slide: A.O.R. washing pyjamas on P.S. boat
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Magic Lantern Slide: A.O.R. washing pyjamas on P.S. boat
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United Kingdom
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
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Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 76'[illegible, faded] on top edge; handwritten 'A.O.R. washing pyjamas on P.S. boat / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. M.76 M.Q.2' on masking strip
Family Group

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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