May 24, 2009

Life in Calcutta (Kolkata) - 1944 Part - 12

an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley took these amazing pictures in Kolkata during Second World War (In the Year 1943-44). He donated these photographs numbering almost 600 to University of Chicago. The text with the pictures written by the photographer himself.

Workman washing down his buffalo in Hooghly River a short distance above Howrah Bridge, Calcutta side of the river

Village market not far from Kidderpur, Calcutta metro area

Stevedores handling cargo on sinking gangplank, upstream from Howrah Bridge a short distance

Steam-powered, side-wheel ferry loads on Calcutta side of Hooghly River not far upstream from the Botanical Garden

Scene from bridge in what we knew as Kidderpore enroute from downtown Calcutta to air base at Alipore. (Kidderpore and Canal Road)

Sail and steam-power river boats on Hooghly River downstream from Howrah Bridge

Riverfront activity

River traffic as seen from Howrah Bridge

River activity, Calcutta side of Hooghly, upstream from Botanical Garden

River activity near Botanical Garden

Public water supply, Kidderpore area

Hooghly River