Gallery 2 – Gertrude Bell Archives

 


Ali Beg [‘AlŒ Beg (seated) – High Priest of the Yezidis, the kawwƒl stands to the right of him. The figure on the left is the Christian secretary, Fattuh stands directly behind ‘AlŒ Beg]
Gallery 2 – Gertrude Bell Archives

This gallery shares only a fraction of the photographs that are available for close inspection on the archives website.

We share some here in the hope that this will inspire you to respond to the photographs creatively, through writings and artworks.

Here we showcase a small thumbnail image which once clicked on will take you to the archives where a much bigger and clearer image can be studied.

We hope through using these resources you will respond creatively, submit your creations to be featured on this project website within our Creative Responses.

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This material will be used for our research project Beyond Destruction and will be made available online via the project website. Contributors can give their consent to be identified as the author or may prefer to remain anonymous. Copyright of any material submitted will be retained by the author unless they wish to remain anonymous. Any material submitted will be used for our research and if contributors are willing may be displayed by the project and made available on the project website. We plan that the website will be archived online digitally as a record of the project in the future.

 

 

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Album W 1916-1917 – Iraq

Photograph W_004 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_004

 

 

 

 

Date taken: Autumn 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Basrah – Iraq
Modern location: Basrah, Al (Basra)
Size: 29.8/8.8 – Panorama
Condition: Damaged
Subject date:
Description: Basrah ‘Ashar Creek [View from boat towards moored townspeople, boats and buildings]

 

Photograph W_008 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: Spring 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Basrah – Iraq
Modern location: Basrah, Al (Basra)
Size: 15.5/10.5
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: Basrah Bait al Wakil [View towards house from gardens. Two Englishmen on balcony. Probably the house belonging to the Gray Mackenzie Company]

 

 

Photograph W_011 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: Spring 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Basrah – Iraq
Modern location: Basrah, Al (Basra)
Size: 14.5/9.8
Condition: Damaged
Subject date:
Description: Basrah Bait al Wakil [View over gardens. Probably of the house belonging to the Gray Mackenzie Company. “In the garden of the house where I am staying the roses are more wonderful than I can describe. Its the only garden in Basrah, so I am lucky.”

 

Photograph W_013 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: Spring 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Basrah – Iraq
Modern location: Basrah, Al (Basra)
Size: 14.3/9.7
Condition: Damaged
Subject date:
Description: Basrah Bait al Wakil [Englishman in gardens. Possibly Sir Percy Cox in gardens of house belonging to the Gray Mackenzie Company]

 

Photograph W_017 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: Spring 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Basrah – Iraq
Modern location: Basrah, Al (Basra)
Size: 16/10.5
Condition: Damaged
Subject date:
Description: Basrah ‘Ashar Creek Spring 1916 [View from bridge over canal water and buildings]

 

 

Photograph W_064 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: March 1917
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Abul Khasib – Iraq
Modern location:
Size: 10.3/15.5
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: Abul Khasib March 1917 [Arab men standing on bridge over stream]

 

Photograph W_066 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_066

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: March 1917
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Abul Khasib – Iraq
Modern location:
Size: 15.5/10.3
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: Abul Khasib March 1917 [Group of Arab children – possibly a school class, and three men]

 

 

Photograph W_067 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_067

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: July 1916 [Probably November 1916]
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Railhead – Iraq
Modern location:
Size: 16.2/10.3
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: Railhead July 1916 [British army officers at head of newly laid rail tracks. Engine and workers in background]

 

 

Photograph W_071 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_071

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: November 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Railhead – Iraq
Modern location:
Size: 16.3/10.4
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: Railhead November. 1916 [British officer in foreground, Indian workers and partly built sandbag guardhouse in background]

 

Photograph W_075 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_075

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: November 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Khamisiyah – Iraq
Modern location:
Size: 16.3/10.4
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: Khamisiyah [Tribesmen, possibly including Shaikh of Khamisiyah and Shaikh Hamud of the Dhafir in front of town gate]

 

Photograph W_076 ( Click on image or caption to enlarge )

W_076

 

 

 

 

 

Date taken: November 1916
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Khamisiyah – Iraq
Modern location:
Size: 16.3/10.4
Condition: Good
Subject date:
Description: General Tidswell at Khamisiyah [General Tidswell in front of boat at canal side]

 

 

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