Indian Photographs, Winter 1925-1926

[India]

Publication Date: 1926
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Grey cloth over boards (9.75" x 7.5") with "Photographs" blindstamped on upper board; 23 grey heavy cardstock leaves, 17 of which feature tipped-on black-and-white photographs (90 images in all, most of them 3" x 4", though some are a bit larger or smaller) with handwritten notations. Fine a careful and tidy collection of photographs, all neatly tipped-on, labeled, and dated by hand. Images of Agra, the Taj Mahal, shrines, palaces, schools, streets, tombs, Sikri, Delhi, Tughlagabad, Lahore, camel caravans, Peshawar, bazaars, Khyber Pass, Kashmir to list everything in this far-reaching journey would be a disservice to the reader. Comprised mostly of landscapes and images of the Indian people, some elements of the personal do crop up here and there: Our author is featured in only one photograph he sits on horseback with traveling companions, also on horseback, and this 2" x 3" image is labeled "Self / Lottery, Henry / Tommy, Alice / The Wallaby" (ostensibly identifying his friends and their horses); Henry will appear again, tiny against a landscape labeled "The End Pavillion, Chasma Shahi, Henry looking for bear." Where it is light on the candid, it remains a diligent record every image is identified, and all are crisp and clear, studiously photographed. A pleasing and unique volume. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Indian Photographs, Winter 1925-1926
Publication Date: 1926
Book Condition: Very Good+

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