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Photograph - Man on a Camel, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Reg. No: MM 120470
- One of 139 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.
Image depicting two men mounted on camels. According to one source Mena House, located near Mena Camp, held camel races that were popular with the Australian servicemen. It is possible that this image depicts the participants in such a race.
- Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
- Description Of Content:
- Man in native dress seated on a camel, behind him there appears to be another two men on camels. To the left of the photograph there is another man, also in native dress.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr J. Willis, 1986
|Dimensions:||107 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, camels|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||recreation & tourism|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written in ink on the support to the right of the photograph: 'Native / Scenes.'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: '(vertical line)'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Photographer:||Captain Edward McKenna, Egypt, 1914-1915|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Egypt, 1914-1915|
|Creator:||Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, circa 1918