Beautiful Old India Photo
Shaheed Bhagat Singh photographed secretly at Lahore during his first arrest - 1927
Shaheed Bhagat Singh photographed secretly at Lahore Railway Police Station, during his first arrest 29 May to 4 July 1927 - in connection with Lahore Dussehra Bomb Case (25 Oct 1926) with Gopal Singh Pannu DSP, CID Lahore.
Indian Lady in Saree (2)
Beautiful Indian Lady
Beautiful Indian female model in gorgeous dress
Indian female model in beautiful Saree
Indian Lady in white Saree
Group of women with Children
Two ladies creating Alpana (Rangoli) on the floor
Enjoying Hookah in an Indian Village
South Indian Brahman Girl
Indian Lady in Saree
Calcutta ( Kolkata ) 1945: An American Military Photograph Album
After a couple of years in India, the bizarre aspects of street life become commonplae to the average soldier, as evidenced by the scant notice given the passing snake-walla by the GI at right bargaining for a shine from one of he city's hundreds of bootblacks. The New American Kitchen is a popular Chinese restaurant, owned by a Portuguese, and serves up a steak of chop suey before you can say "Teek hai".
Probably the largest market in the East is the New Market. Convering several blocks in the downtown area,the 2,000 stalls offer most anything you could ask for, wartime shortages excepted. In addition to all the items appealing to the local and tourist trade, the market contains giant food departments.
The GI tourist here ponders the purchase of a 'rare gem'---a typical camera study of life on Chowringhee during the war. Firpo's famous restaurant is in the background, and dhoti-clad Indians and a British officer in shorts lend a bit of atmosphere.
A couple of GI's consider the pucrhasse of trinkets for the girl friend, harassed by the ever-presetn plea for "Baksheesh, Sahib", "You American Rajah", "No food, no money, no poppa".
Brassware and Gurkha knives are two of the most popular souvenir purchases made by soldiers. Bargaining is the rule and only the sucker pays the fist price asked. The New Market is alive with stalls like this.