Album of tour of the Persian Gulf. Photographer: Rev. Edwin Aubrey Storrs-Fox

Photo 496/6

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The record is made up of 48 b&w silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. prints bound into a brown, cloth-covered photograph album. It was created in 1916-18. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Genre/Subject Matter:

The album contains landscape, maritime and architectural snapshot views of a tour in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , including locations such as Mathra, Muscat, Bunder Abbas [Bandar Abbas], Linga [Lengeh], Bahrein [Bahrain], Bushire [Bushehr], Koweit [Kuwait], Mohammerah [Khorammshahr], Ahwaz [Ahvaz] and Basreh [Basra] as well as Karachi. Locations visited are indicated in a sketch map pasted to the inside front cover of the album.

Elements:

1 ‘Karachi: S. S. “Dumas” (Gulf Mail)’

2 ‘Karachi: Arab Dhow’

3 ‘Karachi: Arab Dhows’

4 ‘Mathra Bay’

5 ‘Muscat’

6 ‘Sedab’

7 ‘Muscat’

8 ‘Muscat: Mathra Gate’

9 ‘Muscat: From Mathra Road’

10 ‘Riyam’

11 ‘Mathra’

12 ‘Mathra: Country Boat’

13 ‘Bunder Abbas: “Englishman’s Hat” (Customs House)’

14 ‘Bunder Abbas’

15 ‘Linga: Boat Basin & Badghirs’

16 ‘Linga’

17 ‘Linga’

18 ‘Linga’

19 ‘Linga’

20 ‘Linga’

21 ‘Linga’

22 ‘Linga’

23 ‘Linga: Swahili Pearl Divers’

24 ‘Linga: Swahili Pearl Divers’

25 ‘Linga: “Birkehs”’

26 ‘Linga’

27 ‘Bahrein’

28 ‘Bahrein’

29 ‘Bahrein: The Tombs’

30 ‘Bahrein: The Tombs’

31 ‘Bahrein: The Tombs’

32 ‘Bushire: Imamzada’

34 ‘Bushire’

34 ‘Koweit: Cargo Boats’

35 Koweit: Customs House’

36 ‘Koweit: Coffee Shop’

37 ‘Koweit’

38 ‘Koweit’

39 ‘Mohammerah: Karun River’

40 ‘Mohammerah’

41 ‘Mohammerah: Shatt-el-Arab’

42 ‘Mohammerah: A ‘Mahela”’

43 ‘Ahwaz’

44 ‘Ahwaz’

45 ‘Ahwaz: Karun River’

46 ‘Tembi River: Near Der-i-Kezineh’

47 ‘Tembi River’

48 ‘Maidan-i-Haftan’

Distinctive Features:

Each window mount is formed of a two-tone card and paper cut-out: the dark brown paper of the album is laid over a cream-coloured mounting card, which forms a c. 2-4 mm frame around each image.

Inscriptions:

Brief handwritten captions in English, including dates, accompany each print.

In pencil a consecutive numbering system (1–48) is written alongside each image, usually near the lower right corner of the image.

An alternative image sequence (a–b only, sequence repeats on each page) is indicated in pencil near the upper left corner of each image. This has been crossed out, also in pencil.

Pagination – since crossed out – is indicated in the upper right or left corner of each page in pencil.

Labels:

A gold, stamped design appears in the lower right corner of the front cover of the album with a sun-like symbol and the words ‘PHOTO~ GRAPHS’

Extent and format
48 b&w silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. prints bound into a brown, cloth-covered photograph album
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Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

243 x 163 mm

Materials:

Dark brown cloth, dark brown paper, cream-coloured card, silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. prints, black ink and pencil.

Condition:

The album is in good condition except for minor surface dirt throughout. Several images are buckling and rising out of their mounts due to incorrect. Red ink has transferred from the sketch map on the inside front cover to the cream-coloured mounting card surrounding the first image (Photo 496/6/1).

Foliation:

‘a–b’; ‘1–48’; ‘1–24’

Process:

Silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. print

Written in
English in Latin script
Type
Photograph

Archive information for this record

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Original held at
British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
Photo 496/6

History of this record

Date(s)
1916-18 (CE, Gregorian)

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Album of tour of the Persian Gulf. Photographer: Rev. Edwin Aubrey Storrs-Fox, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Photo 496/6, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100022635324.0x000001> [accessed 18 November 2017]

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