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 a suq (market) in the city of Lawdar in Abyan Governorate. In the foreground a bag and a few mounds of grain lie on the ground. Nearby two couched camels sit and three men stand beside a wall on which blankets are drying. In the background a large square stone tower sits next to the street.

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]