Side view of a boom ...

Side view of a boom ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Side view of a boom, a large double masted dhow (sailboat) built in Kuwait, in the Persian Gulf between Dubai Emirate and Bahrain Island. The boom flies three sails, the first from the bow, the second from the main mast, and the third from the rear mast. The ocean surrounding the boom is choppy with a few whitecaps, while above the sky is empty of clouds. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17480.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Persian Gulf; Dubai Emirate - Persian Gulf; Bahrain Island
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 18-28, 1948

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