Magic Lantern Slide: N.C.O. Mess on P.S. 25 on Tigris to Baghdad

Description
This slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows the Non-Commissioned Officers mess on the PS 25 boat, on which he was travelling to Baghdad. This is a posed photograph with four men sitting laughing together, with towels hanging on the ships rails behind them. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/835
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: N.C.O. Mess on P.S. 25 on Tigris to Baghdad
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: N.C.O. Mess on P.S. 25 on Tigris to Baghdad
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 77'[faded] on top edge; handwritten 'N.C.O. Mess on P.S. 25 on Tigris to Baghdad / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. M.77 M.Q.2' on masking strip

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