The internet is an amazing place and it keeps surprising us with treasure troves from years gone by.
The Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania recently acquired an album with 60 photographs of Calcutta taken between 1945-1946. The photographer, Claude Waddell, was a military photographer & we have retained his original captions (just to give you an idea of how the world perceived us ‘natives’ then). Hope you enjoy this pictorial time travel back to the Calcutta of 1940s. This is the second part of this series, thrid part coming soon!
We’ll come up with the next lot of images before you can say Gariahat… Till then LIKE our Facebook page so you don’t miss any stories from BONGFeed.com
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