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Album M

PERS_M_001

Near Baizan [Family of Kurds cotton picking. ?Here in the wide silent grassy slopes I stopped to lunch. Near by a Kurdish family was gathering cotton from a small field in the middle of the grass - where they came from I can?t think; there was no village in sight.?]

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Baizan [Family of Kurds cotton picking. ?Here in the wide silent grassy slopes I stopped to lunch. Near by a Kurdish family was gathering cotton from a small field in the middle of the grass - where they came from I can?t think; there was no village in sight.?]

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Baizan [Kurds and mules on road in mountains]

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Sulaimani from Azmir Pass [View over mountains towards Sulaimani [As Sulaymaniyah]]

PERS_M_005

[Kurdish townspeople in the bazaar]

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Sulaimani [Kurds in the bazaar. ?I spent....the first day in seeing the nice little town and walking about in the funny picturesque bazaars. They?re a jolly people, the Kurds. Their huge twisted turbans, baggy trousers held up by yards and yards of knotted cotton belt and short felt jackets are a joy to look at.?]

PERS_M_007

[Kurds in the bazaar. ?I spent....the first day in seeing the nice little town and walking about in the funny picturesque bazaars. They?re a jolly people, the Kurds. Their huge twisted turbans, baggy trousers held up by yards and yards of knotted cotton belt and short felt jackets are a joy to look at.?]

PERS_M_008

[Kurds in the bazaar. ?I spent....the first day in seeing the nice little town and walking about in the funny picturesque bazaars. They?re a jolly people, the Kurds. Their huge twisted turbans, baggy trousers held up by yards and yards of knotted cotton belt and short felt jackets are a joy to look at.?]

PERS_M_009

Mr. Turner [Kurds in the bazaar. European man, Mr. Turner - negotiating with Kurds]

PERS_M_010

[Kurds in the bazaar, possibly cotton market]

PERS_M_011

[Buildings - probably barracks. ?In the afternoon I saw all the Levy establishment with Capt. Makant, barracks, hospital etc - one of the barracks is Shaikh Mahmud?s big rambling house.?]

PERS_M_012

Abdul Rahman Agha near Kani Sard [Horsemen and dogs on road. ?Presently a troop of horsemen appeared upon our path - it was the local Qaimmaqam and his henchmen come out to meet Capt. Beale. They rode with us an hour into the Qadha H.Q., a tiny village called Kani Sard, Cold Fountain.?]

PERS_M_013

Kani Sard [General view of village - houses and livestock. Salih Beg - a gendarme accompanying Gertrude Bell standing in foreground]

PERS_M_014

Kani Sard [House in village, villagers and horses]

PERS_M_015

Shiwa Kel [General view of village built into hillside. ?Like all Kurdish villages, Shiwah Kel is built into the steep hillside above the cleft of a stream. In front the houses are two stories high, the lower storey for beasts and the upper for men.?]

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Naurek [Villagers in front of houses built into hillside. ?The Mudir?s house is palatial, just double the size of the one I planned, the second half being for the women. Also you climb up into his diwan by a real ladder.?]

PERS_M_017

Naurek [Villagers, Hama Rashid, and Salih Beg - Gertrude Bell?s gendarme, in house built into hillside]

PERS_M_018

Naurek, Mudir?s house [General view of Mudir?s house, built into hillside]

PERS_M_019

Spiara, Salih Beg [Salih Beg - Gertrude Bell?s gendarme - and villagers outside house in village]

PERS_M_020

Spiara [Villagers outside house, and girl with water jars]

PERS_M_021

Spiara [Village house built into hillside, villagers in foreground]

PERS_M_022

Bazaar Penjwin [Villagers at bazaar]

PERS_M_023

Mosque Penjwin [Villagers on verandah of mosque, man washing in pool]

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Bazaar Penjwin [Villagers at bazaar]

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Tutaghash [Village women washing clothes]

PERS_M_026

Tutaghash [Village women washing clothes]

PERS_M_027

Tutaghash [Gertrude Bell?s tent near village, Salih Beg, Zaiya - Gertrude Bell?s gendarmes - and another man nearby. ?A Kurdish tent is not noted for its privacy. It has a black, goat?s hair cloth roof and sides of reed mats, completely transparent. Moreover the sides don?t reach up to the cloth roof; on the contrary theres a large gap between....I hung my bath towel from the roof as a curtain, and after all, privacy be blowed!?]

PERS_M_028

Adlah Khanum [?Adlah Khanum, seated, with man - possibly Ahmen Beg, Qaimmaqam - standing beside. ?The feature of Halbja is ?Adlah Khanum the great Jaf Beg Zadah lady, mother of Ahmed Beg. She is the widow of Osman Pasha, sometime dead, and continues to rule the Jaf, as much as she can and intrigue more than you would think anyone could, and generally behave as great Kurdish ladies do behave.?]

PERS_M_029

Halabja [Street with townspeople]

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Salih Beg, road from Halabja [Salih Beg - Gertrude Bell?s gendarme, with horse, and another man on horseback, in river near road from Halabja]

PERS_M_031

Diyala from Naqib?s house [General view from house towards river and landscape]

PERS_M_032

Landscape above Sarin or Penjwin road looking to Aoraman [General view of landscape and hills, man on horseback in foreground]

PERS_M_033

Bagh I Kun [Garden of house of Shaikh Hasim al Din, Shaikhs standing beside water tank. ?At the top of the village we stopped at Shaikh Hasim al Din?s house, a long, low, stone-built diwan room in front of us and down the hillside below it an exquisite little Persian garden in two terraces - a tank with a weeping willow beside it and roses....there was Hisan al Din himself, the merriest, jolliest old holy man you ever beheld?]

PERS_M_034

Bagh I Kun Hisam al Din, Sa?ad al Din [Garden of house of Shaikh Hasim al Din, Shaikhs standing on steps. ?At the top of the village we stopped at Shaikh Hasim al Din?s house, a long, low, stone-built diwan room in front of us and down the hillside below it an exquisite little Persian garden in two terraces - a tank with a weeping willow beside it and roses....there was Hisan al Din himself, the merriest, jolliest old holy man you ever beheld?]

PERS_M_035

Biara [Courtyard and water tank of house of Shaikh ?Ala al Din. Two men nearby. ?Here lives a cousin of Hisam al Din, Shaikh ?Ala al Din, whom we found in his diwan under the great walnut trees. It stands on one side of the sanctuary court, beside the tank where the people wash before they go to pray, as lovely and peaceful spot as you could imagine.?]

PERS_M_036

Sarin [General view of Kurdish houses built into hillside]

PERS_M_037

Sublagh people above Qaracholan Su [People on hill above river, hills in background]

PERS_M_038

[View of street in town]