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View of locals and Wilfred ...

View of locals and Wilfred ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of locals and Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party at a well during their journey from Jabal Sumeini to Sharjah. A number of Arab and Bedouin men and camels stand around a well. On the right six men stand around the well opening, which has been topped with concrete or rammed earth. In the centre two men stand side by side,. One of the men is tying up a animal skin filled with water. On the left a man crouches on the ground with his rifle, and a number of camels wait behind him. In the far distance shrubs grow on a sand dune.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Al Buraimi Governorate [Muḩāfaz̧at al Buraymī]; Jabal Sumeini [Jabal Sumaynī] - Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 1-10, 1948

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