Lantern slide



Accession Number
EC1570
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Photographic media, Lantern slide
Period
Modern
Twentieth century CE/AD
1910s
Material
Glass
Provenance
Egypt, Aswan, Aswan High Dam
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Lantern slide. Showing the Great Barrage of the Aswan dam. This photograph was taken by Sgt. Johnson of the 436 Welsh Field Company c. 1917. It formed part of a lecture which he gave. The notes from his lecture read 'Not far below the Island of Sehel stands the great barrage which was built for the purpose of storing water in Lower Nubia during the Winter in order to use it when the nile is low in the summer...'. This view is similar to EC1788 and EC1791.

Last modified: 09 May 2020

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