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Photograph album by a British soldier

Ms. Coll. 984

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Photograph album by a British soldier
Date:
1945
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 984
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Photograph album by an unknown British soldier in 1945. The album contains black-and-white snapshots of the soldier's journey from Italy to Quetta, Pakistan.
Cite as:
Photograph Album by a British Soldier, 1945, Ms. Coll. 984, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Comprises 38 black-and-white photographs taken by an unknown British soldier in 1945. The album records the soldier's journey from Italy to Quetta, Pakistan. The photographs are snapshots measuring 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and capture images of fellow soldiers, landscapes, seascapes (with some warships), and of Quetta. The images of soldiers include men and women in uniform and out uniform and include some social scenes, like swimming at the military training facility in Quetta known as Staff College. Photographs are corner-mounted on black paper with captions in white ink.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

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

Sold by Kevin Jackson (Izmir, Turkey), 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuscripts, English--20th century
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Snapshots
Geographic Name(s)
  • India--History--British occupation, 1765-1947--Pictorial works
Subject(s)
  • Soldiers--Great Britain--20th century--Pictorial works

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Photograph album by a British soldier, 1945.

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