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Durga Pujo Pandal, Eastern India (probably Bengal), late 19th century [800 x 505]

Durga Pujo Pandal, Eastern India (probably Bengal), late 19th century [800 x 505]

Haircut scene at Calcutta/Kolkata, West Bengal, India - May 1942. Caste system. Part 1 of 2. Photograph taken by my Great Grandfather Norman Benjamin Bullock of the Royal Artillery,160th Field Regiment - India-Burma. Printed on Velox paper by M Paul - 20, Abinash Sashmal Lane, P.O. Belliaghatta, Calcutta - which is now next door to the Old Rotary Club.

Haircut scene at Calcutta/Kolkata, West Bengal, India - May 1942. Caste system. Part 1 of 2. Photograph taken by my Great Grandfather Norman Benjamin Bullock of the Royal Artillery,160th Field Regiment - India-Burma. Printed on Velox paper by M Paul - 20, Abinash Sashmal Lane, P.O. Belliaghatta, Calcutta - which is now next door to the Old Rotary Club.

<strong>"Early Dawn" by Nick Ng Yeow Kee</strong><br />Photographer's description: "Early Dawn" was taken while I was walking along Old Kolkata (India). Seeing the locals entering an old abandoned shophouse along a row of old buildings, I decided to venture in, knowing that they were probably preparing themselves for the day. The shophouse was an amazing spectacle, with streams of people taking their turns washing themselves as well as their clothes. After mingling for around five minutes…

<strong>"Early Dawn" by Nick Ng Yeow Kee</strong><br />Photographer's description: "Early Dawn" was taken while I was walking along Old Kolkata (India). Seeing the locals entering an old abandoned shophouse along a row of old buildings, I decided to venture in, knowing that they were probably preparing themselves for the day. The shophouse was an amazing spectacle, with streams of people taking their turns washing themselves as well as their clothes. After mingling for around five minutes…

Bengali billboards on Harrison Street. Calcutta was the largest commercial center in British India.

Bengali billboards on Harrison Street. Calcutta was the largest commercial center in British India.

CALCUTTA PHOTOS: Jamalpur Workshop, established on 8th. February,1862, enjoys the distinction of being the oldest and the largest Locomotive workshop in India. The Picture shows activities of Erecting Shop during the hay days of Steam era.

CALCUTTA PHOTOS: Jamalpur Workshop, established on 8th. February,1862, enjoys the distinction of being the oldest and the largest Locomotive workshop in India. The Picture shows activities of Erecting Shop during the hay days of Steam era.

Circa 1955: A Calcutta artist decorates a statue of Laxmi or Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of prosperity, for the Laxmi Pooja festival. The gypsum figure will be worshipped for two days before being sacrificed to the Hooghly river, in which it dissolves.

Circa 1955: A Calcutta artist decorates a statue of Laxmi or Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of prosperity, for the Laxmi Pooja festival. The gypsum figure will be worshipped for two days before being sacrificed to the Hooghly river, in which it dissolves.

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