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.