Magic Lantern Slide: Man climbing palm tree by river

This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden was taken when he was in Mesopotamia. It shows a local man climbing a palm tree, probably to collect dates. The scene was of interest to Rowden as he took two photographs of it. 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.
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Lantern Slide: Man climbing palm tree by river
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Magic Lantern Slide: Man climbing palm tree by river
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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 285' on top edge; handwritten '285' on masking strip; handwritten 'S.C.P. Pag.' on bottom binding strip
Family Group

whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-03-28 17:27:33
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:50

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