May 7, 2009

Life in Calcutta (Kolkata) - 1944 Part - 8

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.

West approach to Howrah Bridge

Victoria Memorial with wartime scaffolding and dark, gray camouflage paint

Tram terminus

Tram terminus

Preparing to kindle crematory fire at a ghat north of Howrah Bridge

Ochterlony Memorial, Maidan,

Looking south down Chowringee Road from tram terminus. Maidan is on right

Howrah Bridge from Howrah Station side of the river

Howrah Bridge from Howrah side toward

Cremation ceremony at a Ghat a short distance upstream from Howrah Bridge