Magic Lantern Slide: Group of children playing by cannon

This photographic slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows children playing alongside a large cannon, with a pile of stone cannon balls and other smaller cannons forming a fence around these. It was clearly an historic monument rather than a functional item, but Rowden did not record where the image was taken. He was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He visited several archaeological and historical sites and photographed them to record his experiences.
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Collection Class
Social and industrial history
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Magic Lantern Slide: Group of children playing by cannon
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Lantern Slide: Group of children playing by cannon
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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United Kingdom
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glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 349' on top edge; handwritten '349' on masking strip; handwritten 'S.C.P. M.Q.' on bottom binding strip

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