Camerascopic Stereo Views by Sunbeam Tours of Calcutta

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Camerascopic Views by Sunbeam Tours Ltd. and Camerascopes Ltd. 1920s. (Calcutta)

10 Camerascopic Views of Calcutta. Lifelike Pictures for the Wonderful Camerascope. London: Sunbeam Tours Ltd. and Camerascopes Ltd. c.1920s.

10 b & w photographic stereocards, each approx. 116 x 84mm., captioned below the image, contained in the original inner plain and outer printed card sleeves with “Calcutta” inkstamped in red to outer, sleeves worn

These views were published in the Camerascope series, to be viewed using the special viewer (not present here). Other sets from the series are listed on the reverse of the card sleeve. The images include scenes of daily life, government buildings, street musicians, beggars and the like.

1 Calcutta Site of the Black Hole

2 Calcutta Street Musicians

3 Calcutta Beggars at Khali-Ghat

4 Calcutta bathing at Khali-Ghat

5 Calcutta The Jain Temple (Image 1)

6 Calcutta The Jain Temple (Image 2)

7 Calcutta Native Quarter

8 Calcutta Victoria Memorial

9 Calcutta Dalhousie Square

10 Calcutta Post Office

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