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View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of Wilfred Thesiger's party trekking across dunes in Al Humrah sands during their journey to Umm az Zumul. On the right a line of tracks runs from the foreground into the central distance, where three of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions ride in a line along the crest of a sand dune, heading into the far distance. Each man's mount is followed by one or two baggage camels. Three dry bare trees grow in the sand, which is dotted by a few clumps of scattered small vegetation. High above the hazy sky is entirely cloudless.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22336.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah] - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
January 28 - February 7, 1949

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