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Arthur Lionel Forster Smith Photo Gallery: Mesopotamia/Iraq 1920s

Smith Alb 6/1

The images in this gallery are from the Arthur Lionel Forster Smith Collection Album 6. The captions are from the original photographs.

A.L.F. Smith served as Director of Education, Mesopotamia, 1920-21 and then as Adviser of Education, Iraq, 1921-31. As well as a photographic collection the Middle East Centre Archive also holds papers for A.L.F. Smith, for further details please see the A.L.F. Smith Catalogue (pdf file).

For other photo galleries of Iraq please see the Gertrude Bell Photo Gallery, the John Glubb Photo Gallery and the Harry Wade Photo Gallery

The Middle East Centre Archive is grateful to the executors of A.L.F. Smith for very kindly assigning copyright in the photographs to the Archive.

For viewing purposes the images in this gallery are at a low resolution. Higher resolution images for publication are available from the Middle East Centre Archive. Prices for images and publication fees are advertised on our Photographic Resources webpage. To order copies please contact Debbie Usher

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Arthur Lionel Smith Album 6

A.L.F. Smith Album 6/1 Smith Alb 6/1 A.L.F. Smith Album 6/2 Smith Alb 6/2
?Shiftneh Air al Kabirin (the big spring) A tent the ?end way arab kind
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Parlby ?ranton on the banks of the Tigris The mounds of Nineveh looking towards Nebi Yumis. Miss Bell’s nephew & an Arab education officer
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A wayside ?tea stop on the road from Mosul to Dohuk. Left to right a Yezidi, the Area Education officer, an Arab, a Christian & a Kurd Hot springs at Hamon Abil s[outh] of Mosul. People ? ? Tigris beyond (Dud film)
A.L.F. Smith Album 6/7 Smith Alb 6/7 A.L.F. Smith Album 6/8 Smith Alb 6/8
Near some Assyrian cavalry, above Dohuk (? it is exactly beyond the muzzle of the ? rifle) Miss Bell’s nephew, son of Trevelyan MP, & the area Education Director. Kurdish villagers Dud film. A very old bridge (?quh) over the Khobur river ?near ? Zakho
A.L.F. Smith Album 6/9 Smith Alb 6/9 A.L.F. Smith Album 6/10 Smith Alb 6/10
Village school at ?Sherqot Bir Idhren School, Schoolmaster & 3 pupils
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School at ?Shur S[outh] of Mosul ?Zakho School
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Outside the Qaimagan’s Office Dohuk. Kurdish villages & some Assyrian refugees Govt School at Dohuk. The Qaimagan & the area education Director
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Going home to ?Monesuwqit 4 pers. Dec 28th Village school at Dohuk. No roof yet.
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Chaldean Christians Al ?Kesb boys ?Spectators at ?lunch Dec 28 ?Mouswuyeh
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Lloyd talking to Chaldean monks at Al Qush monastery Lunch Dec 27th
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Bir Idhren Schoolboys ?arrayed as boy scouts. Lloyd, some RAF, myself & others Dud film. Some Chaldean children outside a Christian village (Tel Usteuf)
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Al ?Kurb ?quls (Dud film) Old Bridge near Zakho myself & Drew (RAF) the ?Mosul intelligence officer
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?Theboy 4 pm Dec 28 Shifatheh natives
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Shifatheh. Ain al Kobeir & ?mosque The end for shooting party 40 miles N[orth] of Baghdad
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Mr Gray R.S. Cook, Miss Bell at ?Irujkin rest house Miss Bell & RS Cooke near an old tower wall
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Jan 2nd. 2 Woodcock in middle At a duck shoot Feb 6th
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Arab children Shifatrah washing in a spring
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Parlby ?Royds & our hosts in their garden (vine palms apricots pomegranates etc. Liquor is in front of left ?leg of man on left) School abul Khāsīb near Basrah
A.L.F. Smith Album 6/37 Smith Alb 6/37 A.L.F. Smith Album 6/38 Smith Alb 6/38
Griffiths MP at Babylon. The horizon should be level Williams MP Griffiths MP. A friend
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At Babylon. Griffiths MP Williams MP Abu Jisrah on road to ?Khamiqir. Palby & car
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?Rubbam Hornuz, or monastery in the rocks & 2 RAF people Shaikh Adi (Yezidi ?shrine) from the hill above
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The mounds of Nineveh from Nibi Yunis Christmas day in the morning. J. Palby & our hosts in the ?stones of the ?Dialeh
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Shifatrah a street Find Cooke
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Shifatrah Ain al ?Hanera (the red spring) No caption
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Find Cooke No caption
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Cooke No caption
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Miss Bell. R.S. Cooke & an antiquity No caption
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No caption Air Vice Marshal Sir S Hoare
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Roof of Izzat Bey’s house Dec 27th showing snow LC Amery Sir H Dobbs

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