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'Aden Municipal Rubbish-Cart'. Photographer: Unknown [‎70a] (1/1)

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The record is made up of 1 albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print. It was created in Mid 1870s. 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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This photograph shows a scene from urban life in Aden, namely a municipal rubbish cart. The labourer who collects the rubbish is posed with the camel-drawn cart. Frederick Mercer Hunter mentions the establishment and administration of such rubbish collections in the context of the imposition, soon after occupation of Aden, of a tax or levy specifically for the purpose: ‘Gradually it became necessary to impose certain small taxes for the improvement of the town, such as sweeping and watering cess […].’ (p. 132)

Inscriptions:

In pencil, upper left corner adjacent to print: ‘10’

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1 albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

58 x 91mm [landscape]

Format:

1 albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print pasted to backing paper and mounted between pp. 70-71

Materials:

Silver printing-out paper, albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print

Condition:

The print is unevenly hand-cut but in good condition, with one surface adhesion of card c. 1cm from lower left corner along edge. Some minor dark spotting from upper centre to upper right-hand corner originate in the printing process.

Foliation:

‘10’

Process:

Albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print

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English in Latin script
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'Aden Municipal Rubbish-Cart'. Photographer: Unknown [‎70a] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, T.11308/10, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023282096.0x00000b> [accessed 18 July 2018]

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