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Robert and Barbara Barlow travel photograph album of India

Ms. Coll. 1194

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Barlow, Barbara
Creator:
Barlow, Robert
Title:
Robert and Barbara Barlow travel photograph album of India
Date [inclusive]:
1943-1945
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1194
Extent:
0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
Language:
English
Abstract:
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, but contains photographs of the various sights (both architectural and cultural) found during their stay.
Cite as:
Robert and Barbara Barlow travel photograph album of India, 1943-1945, Ms. Call. 1194, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2016 April 22

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, 2013, with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • India--Description and travel--20th century
  • India--History--British occupation, 1765-1947--Photographs
  • India--Photographs
Subject(s)
  • Voyages and travels

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Collection Inventory

Volume

"Street Scenes in India", 1943-1945.

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