View of men standing in ...

View of men standing in ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of men standing in front of houses in the city of Dubai. On the left two men holding camel sticks stand talking in the street in front of two high walled, two storey houses. The houses are likely made of coral, and each has a barjeel (wind tower) atop its roof, and a third barjeel is visible in the right background. On the far right a man carries a trunk past an 'arish hut on a dirt platform that sits alongside one of the houses. In the near right foreground a man wearing a thobe (long shirt) and waistcoat adjusts his ghutra (headscarf).

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
 
2004.130.17676.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 10-18, 1948

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