Magic Lantern Slide: Local man in small boat on river

Description
This slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a man in a ‘gufa’ boat. Gufas were constructed of reeds and bitumen and a round shape. Rowden also has photographs showing these boats brimming with passengers, but this slide shows only one man using this gufa. 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.
45/1960/95/884
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Local man in small boat on river
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Local man in small boat on river
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 250' on top edge; handwritten '250' on masking strip; printed '77' on label

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