All the Way from Erbil!

Lab Note #6
Mar 12, 2014

Profound gratitude to Jessica Johnson of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage in Erbil. In this turn-of-the-20th-century postcard, bellams jostle with mahailas for quay space outside the old Basra Customs House, looking toward the Ashar district. Some of them no doubt came down the Tigris with trade from the north

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