Magic Lantern Slide: Local women with water pots

Description
This photographic slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden was taken whilst he was in Mesopotamia during the First World War. It shows two local women transporting water in vessels. These vessels had handles so they could be held whilst balancing them behind their heads. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He photographed daily scenes like this to record his experiences.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/869
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Local women with water pots
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Local women with water pots
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 188 188' on top edge; handwritten 'Arab women with water pots[faded, illegible] / A.O. Rowden Class C. Set 2 / Scenes in Mespot. 188' on masking strips; printed '50' and '82' on labels
Family Group

Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-03-06 11:49:40
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:50

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