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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 59/5

Burma Railways Collection: War Loan Special Train.

Photographers: Wagstaff & Co.
Contents: 184 prints 125x270mm Gelatine prints.
Provenance: Received from Records Department, 9 November 1933.
Notes:
Subjects: rail transport - railway stations
Description: Red quarter-leather bound album (modern India Office Library rebinding, 19 February 1969), with prints laid down, the majority one per page. Most prints are uncaptioned apart from place names, written on the negative. A few of the earlier prints also have additional descriptive captions written on the album pages.

The album has a letterpress titlepage reading War Loan Special Train organised by Mr H.B. Huddleston, O.B.E., Agent, Burma Railways. August-September 1918. There is also one page of letterpress introduction by Ba Sein, Chief Clerk, Burma Railways, explaining that the album has been compiled for those associated with raising the war loan in Burma, praising the project as 'perhaps the first gigantic advertising campaign in the east through the medium of the Railway, and the object of this work is to preserve, in some accessible form, a record of certain outstanding facts connected with this novel attempt which otherwise are apt to be very soon forgotten and buried in oblivion'. The War Loan Train travelled almost the whole length of the Burma railway system, and the album consists of scenes from each location visited. The somewhat unvarying and monotonous choice of viewpoint for a large proportion of the photographs (from the carriage roof looking down onto the platform) is explained in a note on the reverse of Photo 59/6 (20): 'Only about a quarter of those who were on the platform come into this photograph [at Tatkon]. All photos of crowds had to be taken from roof of carriages as crowds so dense could not fit a photo otherwise'.



Album contents:-
Photo 59/5(1) The Call! Message to the People of Burma. Purchase War Bonds... 
Photo 59/5(2) Response! War Loans Special Train...Scenes at Principal Stations... 
Photo 59/5(3) Commendatory letters [6 prints]. 
Photo 59/5(9) The tour in Upper Burma. Sales at each station. 
Photo 59/5(20) A few mementos of the zeal and hospitality displayed by towns visited by the train. 
Photo 59/5(32) A few of the posters on the train. 
Photo 59/5(37) The organiser of the train at work. Mr H.B. Huddleston O.B.E. At Nyaunglebin. 
Photo 59/5(38) Other principal members of the train. 
Photo 59/5(39) The Pwe party on the train. Shwebo. 
Photo 59/5(40) The Hon'ble Mr Lim Chin Tsong's Chinese band. Toungoo. 
Photo 59/5(41) Crossing the river at Sagaing. Transhipment, Amarapura shore. 
Photo 59/5(42) The decorated tram car at Mandalay. 
Photo 59/5(43) Crossing the river at Maulmein. 
Photo 59/5(44) [H.B. Huddleston at work,] Rangoon. 
Photo 59/5(45) Rangoon [Railway Station]. 
Photo 59/5(46) Thingangyun [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(47) Thingangyun [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(48) Togyounggale [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(49) Kawche [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(50) Tongyi [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(51) Kyauktan [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(52) Pegu [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(53) Pegu [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(54) Pegu [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(55) [Burmese dancers and musicians in the station at] Pegu. 
Photo 59/5(56) [Mr Lim Chin Tsong's Chinese band at] Pegu. 
Photo 59/5(57) Pegu [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(58) [Group on the platform at] Pegu. 
Photo 59/5(59) Nyaungpattya [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(60) Waw [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(61) Abya [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(62) Mokpalin [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(63) Mokpalin [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(64) Mokpalin [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(65) Mokpalin [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(66) Mokpalin [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(67) Boyagyi [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(68) [Group at ?Kyangin.] 
Photo 59/5(69) Kyaikto [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(70) Kyaikto [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(71) [Chinese band at] Kyaikto [Station]. 
Photo 59/5(72) [Pwe at] Mayangon. 
Photo 59/5(73) [Dancers at] Taungzun. 
Photo 59/5(74) [Dancers at] Taungzun. 
Photo 59/5(75) [Crowds gathered at]Hninpale [Railway Station]. 
Photo 59/5(76) [Crowds gathered at]Hninpale [Railway Station]. 
Photo 59/5(77) [Crowds gathered at]Hninpale [Railway Station]. 
Photo 59/5(78) [Crowds gathered at]Hninpale [Railway Station]. 
Photo 59/5(79) [Crowds at] Donwun [Railway Station]. 
Photo 59/5(80) [Pwe at] Naunggala. 
Photo 59/5(81) [Stick-fighting performance at] Naunggala. 
Photo 59/5(82) [Group at] Katun. 
Photo 59/5(83) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train at] Katun. 
Photo 59/5(84) [View looking towards waterfall at] Zingyaik. 
Photo 59/5(85) [Pwe at] Kywegyan. 
Photo 59/5(86) [Portrait of two Burmese girls.] 
Photo 59/5(87) [Crowds on the station platform greeting the War Loan Train,] Martaban. 
Photo 59/5(88) [Crowds on the station platform greeting the War Loan Train,] Martaban. 
Photo 59/5(89) [Burmese dancers,] Martaban. 
Photo 59/5(90) The first invester [sic] in war bonds, Martaban. 
Photo 59/5(91) [Cars advertising war bonds outside the station,] Maulmein. 
Photo 59/5(92) [Burmese Boy Scouts posed beside cars, possibly at Moulmein.] 
Photo 59/5(93) [Group portrait of War Loan Train officials with H.B. Huddleston in centre, Strand Road, (?)Rangoon.] 
Photo 59/5(94) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Pyinbongyi. 
Photo 59/5(95) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Kadok. 
Photo 59/5(96) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Paungdawthi. 
Photo 59/5(97) [Group of Burmese children in traditional dress,] Paungdawthi. 
Photo 59/5(98) [Children's band in front of the War Loan Train,] Daiku. 
Photo 59/5(99) [Group of children in front of the War Loan Train,] Daiku. 
Photo 59/5(100) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Pyuntaza. 
Photo 59/5(101) [Dancers on the station platform,] Pyuntaza. 
Photo 59/5(102) [Burmese dancers in European dress at] Ngadatkyi. 
Photo 59/5(103) [Children's band at] Penwegone. 
Photo 59/5(104) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Kanyutkwin. 
Photo 59/5(105) [Burmese group posed in front of the War Loan Train,] Pyu. 
Photo 59/5(106) [Burmese group at] Pyu. 
Photo 59/5(107) [Crowds welcoming the War Loan Train,] Zeyawadi. 
Photo 59/5(108) [Official group with H.B. Huddleston,] Zeyawadi. 
Photo 59/5(109) [Burmese orchestra at the railway station, Zeyawadi.] 
Photo 59/5(110) [Crowds gathered round the War Loan Train,] Nyaungghidauk. 
Photo 59/5(111) [Group of women in front of War Loan Train,] Oktwin. 
Photo 59/5(112) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Oktwin. 
Photo 59/5(113) [Group of women in front of War Loan Train,] Oktwin. 
Photo 59/5(114) [Schoolchildren grouped in front of the War Loan Train,] Oktwin. 
Photo 59/5(115) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Thoungdainggong. 
Photo 59/5(116) [Crowds on the station platform,] Toungoo. 
Photo 59/5(117) [Crowds on the station platform,] Toungoo. 
Photo 59/5(118) [Official group at] Toungoo. 
Photo 59/5(119) [Official group, with H.B. Huddleston in the centre, at] Toungoo. 
Photo 59/5(120) [Crowds on the station platform,] Toungoo. 
Photo 59/5(121) [Crowds on the station platform,] Toungoo. 
Photo 59/5(122) [Schoolchildren at (?) Kyungon.] 
Photo 59/5(123) [Crowd awaiting the arrival of the War Loan Train,] Kyungon. 
Photo 59/5(124) [Group of young Burmese dancers,] Yedashe. 
Photo 59/5(125) [Burmese dancers performing a pwe,] Kongyi. 
Photo 59/5(126) [Burmese dancers performing a pwe,] Kongyi. 
Photo 59/5(127) [crowd in front of the War Loan Train,] Thagaya. 
Photo 59/5(128) [Burmese dancers and crowd,] Myohla. 
Photo 59/5(129) [Burmese group with dancers,] Yeni. 
Photo 59/5(130) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Thawati. 
Photo 59/5(131) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Ela. 
Photo 59/5(132) Agent's Carriage [War Loan Train]. 
Photo 59/5(133) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Ywadaw. 
Photo 59/5(134) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Kyidaunggan. 
Photo 59/5(135) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Kyidaunggan. 
Photo 59/5(136) [Burmese group,] Kyidaunggan. 
Photo 59/5(137) [Crowd in front of the War Loan Train,] Pyowkkwe. 
Photo 59/5(138) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Tatkon. 
Photo 59/5(139) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Tatkon. 
Photo 59/5(140) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Nyaunglun. 
Photo 59/5(141) [Group of Burmese child dancers,] Yamethin. 
Photo 59/5(142) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Yamethin. 
Photo 59/5(143) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Yamethin. 
Photo 59/5(144) [Group portrait of Burmese officials,] Yamethin. 
Photo 59/5(145) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Pyawbwe. 
Photo 59/5(146) [Pwe at] Pyawbwe. 
Photo 59/5(147) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Thazi. 
Photo 59/5(148) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Meiktila. 
Photo 59/5(149) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Meiktila. 
Photo 59/5(150) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Thedaw. 
Photo 59/5(151) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Kumeroap. 
Photo 59/5(152) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Myittha. 
Photo 59/5(153) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Myittha. 
Photo 59/5(154) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Kyaukse. 
Photo 59/5(155) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Singaing. 
Photo 59/5(156) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Myitnge. 
Photo 59/5(157) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Myitnge. 
Photo 59/5(158) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Myitnge. 
Photo 59/5(159) [Entrance to the railway station,] Mandalay. 
Photo 59/5(160) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Sagaing. 
Photo 59/5(161) [The War Loan Train,] Mandalay. 
Photo 59/5(162) [Decorations for the War Loan Train,] Sagaing. 
Photo 59/5(163) [Burmese dancers,] Sagaing. 
Photo 59/5(164) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Padu. 
Photo 59/5(165) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Paukkan. 
Photo 59/5(166) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Shwebo. 
Photo 59/5(167) [Decorations in the station for the War Loan Train,] Shwebo. 
Photo 59/5(168) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Shwebo. 
Photo 59/5(169) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Tantabin. 
Photo 59/5(170) [Pwe at] Indaw. 
Photo 59/5(171) [H.B. Huddleston in decorated marquee at] Indaw. 
Photo 59/5(172) [Crowds gathered for the arrival of the War Loan Train,] Naba. 
Photo 59/5(173) [Crowds gathered in front of the War Loan Train,] Katha. 
Photo 59/5(174) War Loan Train - Katha Group. 17th Sept 1918. 
Photo 59/5(175) [Tribal group,] Mohnyin. 
Photo 59/5(176) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Hopin. 
Photo 59/5(177) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Hopin. 
Photo 59/5(178) [Group of three officials seated in front of the War Loan Train,] Hopin. 
Photo 59/5(179) [Military band,] Hopin. 
Photo 59/5(180) [Crowds in front of the War Loan Train,] Mogaung. 
Photo 59/5(181) [Lake scene near Mogaung.] 
Photo 59/5(182) [Crowds on the platform in front of the War Loan Train,] Namti. 
Photo 59/5(183) [Group on the station platform,] Pidaung. 
Photo 59/5(184) [Group at] Myitkyina [during visit of War Loan Train]. 


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