Magic Lantern Slide: Baghdad workers

This photographic slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a local man very heavily laden with a large bale on his back. 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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Baghdad workers
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'M 636 636' on top edge; handwritten 'Bagh[...] [...]col / Baghdad Workers. Class F11 Set 3. / 636 / A.O. Rowden' on masking strips
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Date
Production Person Initials
Production Person Surname

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Lantern Slide: Baghdad workers