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. The last picture in this series is a revelation (Read the $ amounts in the caption) !
We’ll come up with the next lot of images before you can say Howrah Bridge… Till then LIKE our Facebook page so you don’t miss any stories from BONGFeed.com
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