Jan 29, 2013

Sadhus in the streets of Muttra (Mathura) - c1950's

Crowds of pilgrims on the waterfront at Allabahd, India during Kumbha Melha, a month long Hindu bathing festival - c1950's

A steam locomotive on the narrow gauge mountain railway which runs between Darjeeling and Siliguri - c1950's

Masseurs giving a chest massage to bathers after their morning dip - India c1950's

In the forefront a water buffalo stands beside a tilled field, in the background the rear of the Taj Mahal and a small mosque also in the grounds - c1950's

A Young Indian Girl with her Friends - c1950's

Men bathe in the Hooghly River, Calcutta (Kolkata) under the shadow of the Howrah bridge - c1950's

After a morning's bathe, a man grooms his water soaked hair - c1950's

Sikh women worshippers - c1950's

Men bringing in man-drawn rickshaws to be added to the large number of them stacked up in front of the Deputy Commioner of Traffic's office at Madras (Chennai) after a ban forbidding their use. They are to be replaced by cycle rickshaws, a combination of rickshaw and bicycle - c1950's

A man casting a net with weights tied to its edges into an irrigation ditch in India to catch small fish - c1950's

A beggar sits in the middle of the street in Banares (Varanasi) - c1950's

A Barber gives a man a haircut, carefully shaving his scalp - c1950's

Women labourers in the coalmining industry in India. A large number of them are employed in the industry but they work above ground - c1950's

Operators at work in the New Delhi Telephone Exchange - c1950's

A priest reads from the scriptures. Food, symbolising wealth and fecundity, is placed in the hands of a bride - c1950's

A man and his buffalo cart trudge past the girders of the Howrah bridge over the Hooghly river in Calcutta (Kolkata) - c1950's

Boats travelling the backwaters near Cochin, in the state of Kerala - c1950's

Men having an early morning wash in Calcutta's (Kolkata) busy Hooghly river, with its large freighters in the background - c1950's

A man buying fruit from a street stall in front of an advertising hoarding promoting several films in New Delhi, India - c1950's

A boatman propels his boat with a single oar along the Jumna river, in the background rises the Taj Mahal - Agra c1950's

Two men taking their morning wash at a public handpump on the streets of Calcutta (Kolkata) - c1950's

Jan 28, 2013

A Devil Dancer, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Jan 27, 2013

Delhi Durbar Garden Party at the Viceroys House - 1911

Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )

View from Observatory Hill - Darjeeling 1860-90's

Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )

Station at Ghoom, Darjeeling - 1869

Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )

Nizam's Camp in Delhi Durbar of 1911

Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )

Baroda Camp in Delhi Durbar of 1911

Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )

View from Bunglow, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - 1860-90's

Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )

Group Photo of India Men, Women and Children - 1860-70's

Delhi Durbar Procession with Elephants and Cavalry - 1911

Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )

Jan 15, 2013

1954 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh - 70 Photographs

Photographer: James Burke
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