The Taourit Kasbah is a citadel in the city of Quarzazate in south-central Morocco.  The photograph shows Hannah Powell-Cotton with an interpreter (left) named Fatalulcide, who also worked as a clerk and (centre) with Caid Si Hamadi el Glaoul, eldest brother of Thami el Glauoui who was the Pasha of Marrakesh from 1912 to 1956.

This photograph was taken during Percy and Hannah Powell-Cotton’s second trip to Morocco – they had previously been in 1930. In 1930 they had been looking for evidence that the Bulbul Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) still existed. Unfortunately their 1936 trip confirmed that it was indeed, extinct.