Magic Lantern Slide: Poling Mahaila, River Tigris

Description
This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a group of men with a ‘mahela’ boat on the river Tigris. This is the same image as slide 45/1960/95/979. 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.
45/1960/95/980
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Poling Mahaila, River Tigris
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Poling Mahaila, River Tigris
Production Person Surname
Rowden
Production Person Initials
A.O.
Production Country
United Kingdom
Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1920
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 496 Poling Mahaea' on top edge; handwritten 'Poling Mahaila R. Tigris. / A.O. Rowden. / M/496 Amidol' on masking strips
Family Group

Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-05-08 09:13:47
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:51

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