There are two photos, which the seller attributed to World War I.
The photo shows a view from a boat, looking out to the Tigris with sailboats in the distance and some buildings beyond them. The photographer seems to be on a more advanced boat, looking at the idyllic sailors and view.
The photo is captioned
A guffa boat is being parked at the riverbank. The boat has six passengers, three of whom look very at ease and comfortable. They appear to be pulled along by a gentleman on land, while another man uses a stick to push the boat away from hitting the bank. A date palm forest is in the distance. A large steamship, possibly a passenger ship, floats in background with smoke rising.
On the back, in pencil, the photo is captioned