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
View of tribesmen at a suq (market) in the city of Lawdar in Abyan Governorate. In the foreground a few boys and men, two of whom carry rifles, stand in front of market stalls. The market stalls are shaded by cloth canopies.
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]