View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions camping on one of the Abu Dhabi islands. Six men kneel in the sand in a semicircle around a campfire. A kettle, a coffee-pot sit on the fire in front of them. A teapot and other cooking utensils are scattered around the fire, next to the firewood. A line of bushes grows in the sand behind the men. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 1948.

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
 
2004.130.17951.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 17 - April 1, 1948

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