View of a crowd of ...

View of a crowd of ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a crowd of people standing on a small dune in front of Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain. Al Muwaiji fort sits in the far left background, behind a small hill that rises to the right, on which many men stand or crouch. Most of the men look off into the far right foreground, likely watching camel races. A three camels stand among the crowd. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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
 
2004.130.22240.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]; Al Muwaiji Fort [Qasr al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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