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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)YMCA/K/1/3/65
TitlePhotograph: Egypt, Cairo
Extent1 item
DateMay 1917
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DescriptionBlack and white photograph of a Lena Ashwell Garden Party in Cairo. Featured in the photograph are a large group of military personnel sat down at long tables with white tablecloths drinking cups of tea. Some of the group are wearing military uniform, while others are wearing convalescent uniform known as 'Hospital Blues' or 'Convalescent Blues', consisting of a white shirt and blue button up jacket, red tie and blue cuffed trousers. The group is made up of various nationalities (deduced by style of military service cap), including Australian, British and Scottish. An Egyptain man wearing a tarboosh can be seen pouring cups of tea for the soldiers. The photograph is from above, and shows that the gathering took place in a park as a band stand and park benches can be seen in the background.

This photograph is captioned on the image: 'A corner of tea tables'
Access StatusOpen