The images in this gallery are from the Wallace Lyon Collection Album 2. The Album mainly contains photographs of his interaction with locals, Kurdish soldiers in Iraq and a photograph of Haifa harbour. Most of the photographs have notes on the back. Some of the captions were written by Vera Lyon, Wallace Lyon’s wife.
Wallace Lyon (1892-1977) was in the 52nd Sikh Frontier Force in Iraq in 1917 and worked as an administrator in Kurdistan from 1918 to 1944. He became British Consul at Harar and retired in 1949. For further biographical information please see the Wallace Lyon Catalogue.
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.