Wilfred Patrick ThesigerDate of Photo:
September 31 - October 2, 1945Continent:
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)Country:
Abyan Governorate; LawdarCultural Group:
Film Negative 35mmSize:
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger - Accepted as Art in Lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Pitt Rivers Museum, March 2004
Group portrait of tribesmen standing in the street in the city of Lawdar in Abyan Governorate. In the centre a man stands facing towards the right, carrying a rifle on his shoulder. A number of men and boys crowd around him on the street.
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]