Apr 3, 2015

Calcutta ( Kolkata ) 1945: An American Military Photograph Album - Part 6

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Indian movie actresses
Indian movie actresses. Dressed in Sarees, 19-year old Binota Bose, left, and Mrs. Rekha Mullick, right, are right at home before the camera and lights. Miss Bose earns $360.00 per month and Mrs. Mullick $210.00. Both are well educated and prefer American books, pictures.

Young woman and child
India has thousands of child bries. The unfortunate young waman shown here feeding the infant from the giant coconat in foreground has been seen on Calcutta's streets day after day with he child. Her misery is more than typical thousands of India's unfortunates.

Palace in CalcuttaIn contrast to the magnificent palace in background, two sweating coolies strain at a load of precious firewood. The building is known as the Marble palace, contains a rich collections of paintings, lavishly furnished. it belongs to a Bengali family who are alleged to feed hundreds of poor daily.
Calcutta's poor peopleCalcutta's poor from a line to buy keresene at 6 a.m. Each little cubicle may contain a shop and living quarters for a family ranging possibly from 6 to 12. Sanitary facilities consist of an open street drain.

Indian women, dressed in the native SareeIndian women, dressed in the native Saree, return from prayer at Jain Temple. Little girls wear European dress usually until the marriage age, although some mothers like to dress the little girls in Sarees.