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Full length group portrait of ...

Full length group portrait of ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Full length group portrait of eight men, retainers of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, standing in a line outside Qasr Al Hosn fort in Abu Dhabi. All of the eight retainers stand facing forward, each holding a rifle or a camel stick in front of himself. Behind the men an 'arish hut and a number of buildings can be seen in the background. When this picture was taken Qasr Al Hosn fort was the home of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, then ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (1928-1966).

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi City; Qasr Al Hosn Fort
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 14 - April 1, 1948

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