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Gertrude Bell Photo Gallery: Mesopotamia/Iraq c1909-1920s

Bell 3: Gertrude [Bell, Mosul]

The images in this gallery are from the Gertrude Bell Collection GB165-0023 Glass Slides and mainly show archaeological remains including images of Babylon, Assur, Hatra, Mosul as well as including views of Baghdad and Ibn Saud's visit to Basra in 1916. The captions are from the original magic lantern slides.

Please note that the University of Newcastle has the main collection of Gertrude Bell papers and photographs which are available online via the Gertrude Bell Project

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Gertrude Bell Slides 1 Bell 1: No label [Rounton Grange, North Allerton] Gertrude Bell Slides 2 Bell 2: G[ertrude]'s dogs & servants in her garden at Baghdad - and H[uge].B[ell]
No label [Rounton Grange, North Allerton] G[ertrude]'s dogs & servants in her garden at Baghdad - and H[uge].B[ell].
Gertrude Bell Slides 3 Bell 3: Gertrude [Mosul] Gertrude Bell Slides 4 Bell 4: Bust of Gertrude Bell in Baghdad
Gertrude [Mosul] Bust of Gertrude Bell in Baghdad
Gertrude Bell Slides 5 Bell 5:H[ugh] B[ell] welcoming G[ertrude]. in Palestine Gertrude Bell Slides 6 Bell 6:Gertrude and her aeroplane
H[ugh] B[ell] welcoming G[ertrude]. in Palestine Gertrude and her aeroplane
Gertrude Bell Slides 7 Bell 7: 2 mins silence after unveiling of memorial in Baghdad Gertrude Bell Slides 8 Bell 8: El Adra  Early Xtian [Christian] Iraq
2 mins silence after unveiling of memorial in Baghdad El Adra Early Xtian [Christian] Iraq
Gertrude Bell Slides 9 Bell 9: Banqueting Hall Assur [Qalaat Sharqa c1909] Gertrude Bell Slides 10 Bell 10: Tomb in Trench Assur [Qalaat Sharqa - excavated tomb in trench]
Banqueting Hall Assur
[Qalaat Sharqa c1909]
Tomb in Trench Assur
[Qalaat Sharqa - excavated tomb in trench]
Gertrude Bell Slides 11 Bell 11: Assur former Assyrian Capital [Qalaat Sharqa - general view] Gertrude Bell Slides 12 Bell 12: Parthenon column Assur [Qalaat Sharqa]
Assur former Assyrian Capital
[Qalaat Sharqa - general view]
Parthenon column Assur
[Qalaat Sharqa]
Gertrude Bell Slides 13 Bell 13: Babylon - Greek theatre Gertrude Bell Slides 14 Bell 14: Babylon - vaulted water conduit
Babylon - Greek theatre Babylon - vaulted water conduit
Gertrude Bell Slides 15 Bell 15: Babylon Zig Zag walls Nebuchadnezzar's Palace Gertrude Bell Slides 16 Bell 16: Babylon: H[ugh] B[ell] & Gertrude
Babylon Zig Zag walls Nebuchadnezzar's Palace Babylon: H[ugh] B[ell] & Gertrude
Gertrude Bell Slides 17 Bell 17: River Tigris and Baghdad Gertrude Bell Slides 18 Bell 18: Hatra. Nimla palace
River Tigris and Baghdad Hatra. Nimla palace
Gertrude Bell Slides 19 Bell 19: Temple at Hatra Gertrude Bell Slides 20 Bell 20: Hatra Room behind N. Luvar
Temple at Hatra Hatra Room behind N. Luvar

 

Ibn Saud's visit to Basra, 1916.

 

Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/15 Bell Box 2/15 Portrait of Ibn Saud, Basra 1916 Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/16 Bell Box 2/20 Ibn Saud and Sir Percy Cox at Basra 1916
Portrait of Ibn Saud, Basra 1916 Ibn Saud and Sir Percy Cox at Basra 1916
Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/17 Bell Box 2/17 Ibn Saud, Cox and others watching an ?RFC display, Basra 1916 Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/18 Bell Box 2/18 Ibn Saud reviewing troops - Basra 1916
Ibn Saud, Cox and others watching an RAF display, Basra 1916 Ibn Saud reviewing troops - Basra 1916
Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/19 Bell Box 2/19 Ibn Saud reviewing troops, Basra 1916 Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/20 Bell Box 2/20 Ibn Saud reviewing troops, Basra 1916
Ibn Saud reviewing troops, Basra 1916 Ibn Saud reviewing troops, Basra 1916
Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/21 Bell Box 2/21 Ibn Saud viewing a bomber Basra 1916 Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/22 Bell Box 2/22 Ibn Saud and other officials and dignitaries, Basra 1916
Ibn Saud viewing a bomber Basra 1916 Ibn Saud and other officials and dignitaries, Basra 1916
Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/23 Bell Box 2/23 Ibn Saud and other officials and dignitaries, Basra 1916 Gertrude Bell Negatives Box 2/24 Bell Box 2/24 Ibn Saud with other officials and dignitaries, Basra 1916
Ibn Saud and other officials and dignitaries, Basra 1916 Ibn Saud with other officials and dignitaries, Basra 1916

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