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Karachi, Bombay, and Lahore photograph album

Ms. Coll. 1186

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Karachi, Bombay, and Lahore photograph album
Date:
circa 1945-1950
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1186
Extent:
08 linear feet (1 volume and 1 folder)
Language:
English
Abstract:
This volume consists of photographs of Karachi, Bombay, and Lahore, that may have been taken at the end of World War II. There are several loose post-war photographs that may have been taken in the creator's hometown, possibly in Canada.
Cite as:
Karachi, Bombay, and Lahore photograph album, circa 1945-1950, Ms. Coll. 1186, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The creator of this scrapbook may have been involved with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, but it is impossible to be certain. It is unclear if the creator was a man or a woman; but there is one photograph of the Second Building Royal Canadian Air Force Headquarters as well as a photograph of "Dad and Mum, Gatineau Ski House here they wax their skis."

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook consists of photographs taken in Karachi, Bombay, and Lahore. The photos in the volume which were taken in India (and present day Pakistan) are of the main sights and buildings. There are a few photographs of locals (a traffic policeman, a carriage driver, a clothes washer) and various animal drawn carts. Only eight pages of the scrapbook contain photographs and only some of the pages are broadly captioned. A few of the photographs are also captioned.

In addition, there are about 18 loose photographs of unidentified people and areas. Approximately half of these photographs were probably taken in India and appear to be a resort town with sailboats on a lake and people on a beach. The other photographs appear to be more family-focused and include two young women on a boat, a group of young women playing basketball (containing "That's me!" on the back of the photograph), "Dad and Mum at a ski chalet in Gatineau, a dog sitting on a chair, a soccer team (on the back: LAC J.M. Scollard), a family photograph captioned "Christmas 1950," and a "Season’s Greetings" photo of a young boy on a tricycle.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2016 March 2

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Clémence Scouten

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 2007

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • India--History--British occupation, 1765-1947--Photographs
  • India--Photographs
  • India--Social life and customs

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Collection Inventory

Box Volume

Photograph album, 1945.

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Loose photographs of India and family, circa 1945-1950.

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