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'House of dragoman of British Consulate Basra. On the Ashar Creek.' Photographer: Wilfrid Malleson [‎27r] (1/2)

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The record is made up of 1 b&w silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. print. It was created in 1906. 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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View of the house of a ‘dragoman’ (translator) for the British Consulate at Basra on the Ashar Creek. In the foreground at right, two men crouch down outside of a gate. The two-storey house is surrounded by a fence: a man stands on a low wall between two sections of fencing at centre. The brick and plaster house features ornately carved fan lights around a series of arched windows on the first floor. Large palms and other vegetation obscure part of the building from view at left.

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Ink, below image: 'House of dragoman of British Consulate Basra. On the Ashar Creek.'

Pencil, above image to the right: ‘27’

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1 b&w silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. print
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154 x 187 mm

Condition:

The print is in good condition throughout with minor toning/fading at all edges

Foliation:

‘27’

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English in Latin script
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'House of dragoman of British Consulate Basra. On the Ashar Creek.' Photographer: Wilfrid Malleson [‎27r] (1/2), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C260, f 27 1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100025686824.0x000036> [accessed 24 August 2019]

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