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View of two sailors setting ...

View of two sailors setting ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of two sailors setting the sails on a dhow (sailboat) in the Persian Gulf near Dubai. A young African sailor wearing an undershirt and a wraparound skirt stands next to a mast, holding on to rigging ropes with one arm. On the far left another sailor stands beside a second mast. He is holding on to a large sail that is spread out across the background. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.

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
 
2004.130.17246.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Persian Gulf; Dubai Emirate; Dubai City
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 18-28, 1948

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