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Royal Colonial Institute Competition Album of Indian views

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022X

Scope and Contents

An album containing sepia prints, each 200 x 150 mm. The prints show general views of Indian scenes and architecture. The cover is lettered 'Royal Colonial Institute Album Competition. Presented by the Government of India'. Inside is an inscription: 'These photographs, illustrating life and scenes in India, are presented in the hope that they will help to make the land and the people of the Indian Empire better known and understood. [signed] Atul C. Chatterjee High Commissioner for India'. The prints are captioned in white ink.


  • Creation: 1925-01 - 1928-11

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.


1 volume(s) (50 images in 1 volume)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The album is in very poor condition due to water damage. The album pages are curled by damp, but the photographs are otherwise in good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche numbers 54-56.



Date information

DateText: The album can be dated between January 1925, when Sir Atul Chatterjee came to London as High Commissioner, and November 1928, when the Royal Colonial Institute became the Royal Empire Society..



Includes index.
2003-09-20 12:05:13+00:00
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Repository Details

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