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Writing a page in the Book of Knowledge

Slide E.568 of [Rowden Collection: series 'E'] (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 229 slides, 1911-1941)

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Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection – reproduced by permission.
Digital image copyright © 2016 Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter.

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photographer: ROWDEN, A.O.  (1877-1960)

Type of image
drawing / painting / print
height 3.25 inches (8.3 cm), width 3.25 inches (8.3 cm)
(all dimensions are nominal; individual examples of this slide may have varied slightly from these values).
glass / paper
Production process
photography, on glass substrate
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see also slide M. of [Rowden Collection: series 'M'] (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 333 slides, c.1919)


Unusually for Rowden, this is a photograph of a halftone illustration from a book or periodical. The image is signed 'Chas. Sheldon' at the bottom left corner.

The printed caption below the image reads 'Sir Henry Rawlinson copying the inscriptions on the Rock of Behistun, in Persia. Resting his ladder on the edge of the precipice, he copied the messages withheld from man for 23 centuries, and [...]' [the rest is obscured by the slide mount].


Example in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection, item 45/1960/95/648  (1960-  )

Lucerna ID  5102848

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 April 2016

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