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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Collection Class
Social and industrial history
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Magic Lantern Slide: Man climbing palm tree by river
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Lantern Slide: Man climbing palm tree by river
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
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Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
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Production Country
United Kingdom
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glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 286'[faded] on top edge; handwritten '286' on masking strip; handwritten 'S.C.P. Pag.' on bottom edge binding strip

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