Photographer: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date of Photo: September 31 - October 2, 1945
Continent: Asia
Geographical Area: Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Country: Yemen
Region/Place: Abyan Governorate; Lawdar
Cultural Group: Arab
Format: Film Negative 35mm
Size: 35 mm
Acquisition: Wilfred Patrick Thesiger - Accepted as Art in Lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Pitt Rivers Museum, March 2004


View of people at a suq (market) in the city of Lawdar in Abyan Governorate. In the left foreground a man and a boy stand in the street. Behind them, on the right, two traders sit beside piles of merchandise. In the background blankets dry on a wall that is connected to a round stone tower in the central background.

Research Notes

Research Notes - 'I arrived in Aden at the end of September 1945, visited the mountains along the Yemen frontier, and on October 15th flew to Salala, the capital of Dhaufar.' Wilfred Thesiger, pp. 29, Arabian Sands (London, 1959). [AK 26/05/2011]