Lot No: 4015

(Mesopotamia, RAF Iraq Command), A photograph album c.1920-1930s containing over 200 photos in total, of which over 100 photos of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), 1920-1923, images include RAF HQ from Maude Bridge, Baghdad; on the Tigris; various street and architectural scenes of Baghdad, including New Street, River Street, Turkish Cavalry Barracks; Mosque and the shrine of Sheikh Omar Suhrawardi; King Faisal Palace courtyard and view from roof; ''Khan Nuctar. Scene of murder of Col. Leachman''; Al-Khadimaya mosque (6); four images Iraq police at Ramadi HQ; various images Ramadi including bazaar, ferry over Euphrates, unloading corn, remains of grave, Ramadi from aerodrome; Tigris in flood from Kotah bridge; street in Fallujah; pontoon bridge over Euphrates at Fallajuh; HMV Zobaida at Karradah; ''Home of Bedouin robbers between Fallujah and Ramadi''; ''Tramway Baghdad to Khadimain''; ''Baghdad's Oldest Mosque''; ''Iron Bridge Baghdad West. Built Pre-War for Baghdad-Berlin Railway''; boys of Ramadi village; typical Bedouin Arabs; ''Razuki and his sister''; harvesting, Ramadi (2); ''A Gower Khan. Ramadi''; Baqubah, incl. irrigation canal, architectural scene from canal, burnt out lorry; various images Rolls armoured cars, ration lorry, burnt out Ford, Baghdad-Basra oil burning engine etc; various images aircraft including Vickers Vernon, Vickers Vimy, Avro, ''Crash of DH10 F/LT Tempest (killed) F/O Darcy Greig (burns), Sopwith Snipe, Bristol Fighter, Major Blake's de Havilland DH9 attempted world flight 1922, lands at Ramadi after 4 days in desert, Handley Page bomber etc; various images RAF sports Baghdad 1921 incl. football, obstacle race etc; ruins of Babylon, Lion of Babylon; aircraft W/T station Baghdad (9) etc; plus over 50 photographs Cairo & Egypt circa 1931 including several of Graf Zeppelin flying over Cairo etc; approx 25 photographs Pompeii, Gibraltar, Marseille; plus over 50 photographs Netherlands, Germany, Poland and then Kaunas, Lithuania (majority of 50 photos here). Majority of images in album approx 8 x 11cm, all images loosely corner mounted and captioned to the card leaves of the album, contemporary worn oblong album (30 x 40cm)

Sale Price: £320.00

Catalogue information

This lot was listed in the Books & Ephemera catalogue.

Location: The Waveney Room
Date: 14th June 2022
Started: 10:00 am
Lots in auction: 272

Online deadline: 14th June 2022, 9:30 am
Contact: Robert Henshilwood
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