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Robert and Barbara Barlow (Bob and Babs) traveled to India from 1943 to 1945. It is unclear from the volume if the Barlows were visiting India as a result of service during World War II or if they were traveling for pleasure. The album, titled "Street Scenes in India" provides no hints to who the Barlows were or why they were in India.
This volume includes photographs taken between 1943 and 1945 by Babs and Bob Barlow during their time in India. The shots are all of the various sights (both architectural and cultural) found during their stay. The photos are not captioned. There are photographs taken in New Delhi, of the Taj Mahal, and of government buildings. There are also photographs of street scenes – locals resting in the shade or hard at work in the laundry. Researchers will find photographs of storeowners selling their goods as well as the many beasts such as oxen, camels, donkeys or snakes, put to work. The album closes with a few shots of women in their own labors, particularly showing them carrying large loads on their heads.
Purchased, 2013, with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Clémence Scouten
- Finding Aid Date
- 2016 April 22
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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