Magic Lantern Slide: Kelek (Mosul Raft)

This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a local type of raft called a ‘kelek’, and the title of the slide suggests it is near the city of Mosul, Iraq. 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.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Kelek (Mosul Raft)
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Lantern Slide: Kelek (Mosul Raft)
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.457 Kelek' on top edge; handwritten 'Kelek (Mosul Raft.) / A.O. Rowden / Pag. Trans. M/457 H.Q. Br.' on masking strip

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