WADDELL (CLYDE) 'A Yank's Memories of Calcutta, 1946'
Lot 346
WADDELL (CLYDE) A Yank's Memories of Calcutta
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A Yank's Memories of Calcutta, 60 gelatin silver prints corner-mounted (images 200 x 250mm.), printed introduction by M. Charles Preston and captions, cloth, oblong folio, 1946


  • Clyde Waddell was with the Allies in Calcutta, and worked as photographer on the Phoenix Magazine, an army picture weekly, from 1943 to 1945. Includes fine views of the city (Chowinghee Street, panoramas taken from the top of Hooghly Bridge, the Hindustan Building, the Burra Bazar on Harrison Street, Juma Masjid mosque, Nimtolla burning ghat), bustling street scenes (buffalo herds, beggars, snake charmers, "a native madman... accosting cars"), American servicemen interacting with the locals (street vendors, bookstall holders "specialising in lurid novels", brothel keepers). See illustration overleaf.
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