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Slide set: South Persia and the Great War (lecture: Royal Geographical Society, 47 slides, 1921)

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Slide 1
Ploughing near Bandar Abbas
Slide 2
Isfahan -- The Royal Square and Mosque
Slide 3
Treading out the corn, Bandar Abbas
Slide 3
Shiraz from the garden of the Imperial Bank of Persia
Slide 4
The Shiraz Valley
Slide 9
The rock tombs of the Achaemenians
Winnowing near Bandar
Banyan Tree Bandar Abbas, from which the tree derived its name
Water carriers at Bandar Abbas
Veiled woman, Bandar Abbas
Isfahan -- Chehel Sutoon Hall (with British Indian and Persian officers)
Arab tribesmen of Fars
Arab tribesmen of Fars
Arab tribesmen of Fars in camp
Band-i-Amir (Moore's Bendermeer) Fars
A birka or Water Tank
Frieze of the Archers, Susa
Bas-reflief of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae
Persepolis -- Hall of 100 Columns
Hall of 100 columns, Persepolis
The Porch of Xerxes from the north
Rubble Tower 60' high in ruins of fort surrounded by a circular moat
Gateway of the Safavi period
Main type of image
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Percy Sykes, ‘South Persia and the Great War’ in Geographical Journal

Events where this set was shown

South Persia and the War 1916-1918 (lantern lecture, London, England, 18 April 1921)


The set originally comprised 47 slides; 24 were destroyed in 1951 because the images were faded.

A few of the slides are numbered, but otherwise the order in which the slides are shown here does not necessarily correspond to their showing order in the original 1921 lecture.

Lucerna ID  3009072

Record created by Emily Hayes and Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 July 2017

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