W. McLatchie photograph album
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An oblong photograph album created by W. McLatchie, who served in the British Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) during World War II. RASC was responsible for transporting and supplying all provisions to the British Army. The volume spans the years from 1942 to 1945 while McLatchie was stationed in Pune, India. Contained in the album are 110 corner-mounted photographs with the majority measuring 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. A large portion of the snapshots have captions written in white ink. Most of the images were taken in Pune, India, with some sightseeing pictures taken while McLatchie was at Agra, India. A majority of the photographs capture the daily life of the people in Pune. Images include funerals, cremations, a Hindu wedding, water carriers, people making pottery, rope making, and merchants. There are images of individuals that include beggars, snake charmers, and rope walkers. In addition are street scenes depicting Pune and Agra. Major landmarks and monuments like the Taj Mahal, cathedrals, and Hindu temples are in the album. At the end of the volume are some images of soldiers and nurses stationed in India. Some images are without captions.
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- World War, 1939-1945 -- India
- World War, 1939-1945
- Soldiers -- Great Britain -- 20th century
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- April 2015
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This collection is open for research.
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