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Slide set: [Rowden Collection: photographs of Mesopotamia by other photographers] (lecture: privately made, at least 29 slides, c.1920)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Bonham's photographs
Slide B.1
[Street scene with gateway]
Slide B.2
[Street scene with gateway and mosque]
Slide B.3
[Tomb of Sheikh Omar, Baghdad]
Slide B.3
[Boats moored in front of gateway]
Slide B.5
Baghdad -- North Gate
Slide B.6
[Boats moored in front of gateway]
Slide B.7
Bakuba Refugee Camp
Slide B.8
[Crowd of people gathering in square]
Slide B.9
Baghdad -- Jews' Sunday
Slide B.10
[Men flagellating themselves in crowd or procession]
Slide B.11
[Group of people with portable shrine in crowd]
Tanner's photographs
Slide T
Cake Stall, Baghdad
Slide T
Jewish Quarter, Baghdad
Slide T.1
Inside North Gate, Baghdad
Slide T.1
Ali's Mosque and Tomb, Nedjif
Slide T.4
Qaadir Gilani, Baghdad
Slide T.27
North Gate, Baghdad
Slide T.49
Moharram Festival, Oct. 17th
Slide T.79
Fruit Shop, Baghdad
Slide T.80
Cheese, Eggs, Nuts and Dates Shop, Baghdad
Slide T.81
Carpenters, Baghdad
Slide T.84
Coppersmith, Baghdad
Slide T.93
Cotton Spinning
Slide T.95
Lemonade Seller
Slide T.96
Small Shopkeeper, Baghdad
Slide T.99
Charti shop
Slide T.100
Donkey with brushwood, Baghdad
Slide T.101
Water Buffaloes
Slide T.114
Interior, Eastern Bank, Baghdad

BONHAM   (fl. 1910s-20s) – photographer, slides B.1-B.9, B.10-B.11

ROWDEN, A.O.  (1877-1960) – slide maker, all 29 slides

TANNER, H.N.  (1884-1952) – photographer, slides T, T, T.1, T.1, T.4, T.27, T.49, T.79-T.81, T.84, T.93, T.95-T.96, T.99-T.101, T.114


These photos appear not to be by Rowden himself, though they all have his style of mounting and titles. Some are credited to 'Bonham' ('B' in Rowden's slide numbering) and others ('T') to 'Tanner's neg[ative]'.

The reference to 'Rytol' on some slides refers to the photographic developer used; Rytol was a brand name in use from 1908 onwards.

The date is speculative, based on the photograph of the Baqubah refugee camp in slide B.7.

Lucerna ID  3008325

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 August 2016

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