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Port Said and Mesopotamia Postcard/Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 49  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Port Said and Mesopotamia Postcard/Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1917-1919
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 49
    Creator: Bloom, J.
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Port Said and Mesopotamia Postcard/Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 49. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    World War I era album, ca. 1917-1919, of British Private J. Bloom, 13th Divisional Cyclist Company, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force. Includes 54 postcards from Mesopotamia (many of Basrah [Basra] and surrounding area), 47 of Port Said, and 18 of Marseille. Also 62 black/white snapshots, most with captions, of fellow soldiers, former Turkish barracks, street scenes, and local residents, e.g. shepherd, water carrier, letter writer, tea drinkers, shops and shopkeepers, date packer, Kurdish shoemaker, Arab children - all apparently taken in Iraq, with some identified as being from Basrah.