May 30, 2014

Old woman peddler of assorted junk in a Bengal village. The merchandise displayed consists mostly of old bottles and cans probably collected from the garbage cans of a nearby US Army camp - c1944-45


Photographer: John Gutmann
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In a temple court of South India, a sacred tree with snake-stones where floral offerings are made for protection against fatal snake-bite - c1944-45


Photographer: John Gutmann
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A Group of Worshipers Entering the Tower Gateway of the Great Shiva Temple at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, South India - c.1944-45


Photographer: John Gutmann
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A Woman Enjoying Smoking the Hookah - c.1944-45


Photographer: John Gutmann
Source: art.famsf.org

Girl Students and Teacher Leaving their School in Bangalore - c.1944-45

Photographer: John Gutmann
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Brightly Colored Village Idols in Mysore, Karnataka, South India - c.1944-45

Photographer: John Gutmann
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Documentary on Singer and Actor K L Saigal by Films Division India



Kundan Lal (K.L.) Saigal (11 April 1904 – 18 January 1947) was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry.
Know more about him in Wikipedia.

Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Talking to Kids about the need for Children's Films in India - 1955

Destination Bombay - A Short Tourism Promotion Film Directed by G.L.Bhardwaj 1976



A short tourism promotion film on the city of Bombay (Mumbai), the Gateway of India. The film describe the kind of facilities Bombay offers at its hotels, its shopping centers, its nightlife, beaches, etc., while describing at length the history of the Elephanta caves.

May 25, 2014

Ghats and Umbrellas in Varanasi (Benares) - c1860's


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Ganga Keshav Temple (Nepali Temple) Built by Maharaja of Nepal in Typical Kathmandu Style at Lalita Ghat Varanasi - c1860's


The King of Nepal had built this temple on Lalita ghat on Ganga river at Varanasi in Nepali style. This Nepali temple is also called the Kathwala temple. The temple has some magnificent and articulate woodwork.

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Ghats, Architectures and River Ganges in Varanasi (Benares) - c1870's


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Varanasi (Benares) Ghats and Architectures - c1880's


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Varanasi Ghats and Architectures - Albumen Photograph c1880's


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View of Varanasi Ghats and Architectures - c1910


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View of Varanasi (Benares) - 1930


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May 24, 2014

Indian High Society Gentleman with a Stick in Hand - c1920's


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Vintage Photograph of a High Society Muslim Gentleman - c1920's


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Portrait of an Indian Businessman - c1920's

Indian Couple - Vintage Photograph 1920's


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Husband and Wife - Studio Photograph 1920's


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Vintage Photograph of an Indian Girl - Date Unknown


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Studio Photograph of an Indian Couple - c1920's


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May 18, 2014

Group of Marwaree Men Playing Pachisi - c1880's


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A Goanese Serving Maid - c1880's


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May 17, 2014

Arrival in Goa - 1969


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

In Kulu bound by bus to Manali, Himachal Pradesh - November 1969


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

500th Guru Nanak Jayanti, Close to Red Fort Delhi - November 1969


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Chowringhee, Kolkata (Calcutta) - April 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Darjeeling Railway, West Bengal - March 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Market in Mapusa, North Goa - 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

On Route for Diamond Harbour, West Bengal - April 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Schoolgirls in South Kolkata - April 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Street Circus in Cochin (Kochi), Kerala - January 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Tibetan Workers and Children - North of Manali, Himachal Pradesh 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Women at the well, On Route for Diamond Harbour, West Bengal - April 1970


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])