Magic Lantern Slide: Group of traders in street

This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a street scene. The three pieces of equipment against the wall appear to be a portable peepshow, and two knife-grinding wheels. A sign on the wall refers to 'Marjan[?] Mosque'. 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: Group of traders in street
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Lantern Slide: Group of traders in street
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 418' on top edge; handwritten 'S.C.P. 418' on masking strip

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