Group portrait of sailors hoisting the main sail on a dhow (sailboat) in the Persian Gulf near Dubai. Sailors stand on the deck of a dhow. They all hold onto a thick rope and lean to the left. Behind them the dhow's main sail hangs in the air. In the near right foreground a lifeboat filled with sails and rigging sits on the deck of the dhow. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.
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