Monday, January 28, 2013
In 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. These rare monochrome photographs capture the essence of India, a newly fledged Republic.
Two men taking their morning wash at a public pump on the streets of Calcutta, India. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
circa 1950: A man buying fruit from a street stall in front of an advertising hoarding promoting several films in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)
circa 1950: Men having an early morning wash in Calcutta's busy Hooghly river, with its large freighters in the background. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
circa 1950: Boats travelling the backwaters near Cochin, in the state of Kerala. (Photo by Siegfried Sammer/Three Lions/Getty Images)
Siegfried Sammer/Three Lions/Getty Images)
Operators at work in the New Delhi Telephone Exchange.