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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 452/

V.E. Davies Collection: Photographs of Bihar and Orissa.

Photographers: Vincent Ellis Davies
Contents: 93 negatives 80x140mm Nitrate negatives
Provenance: Acquired from Mr V.E. Davies, Bentley Lodge, Dormans Park, East Grinstead, 1977
Notes:
Subjects: disasters - floods - earthquakes - floods
Description: Collection of loose nitrate negatives (no prints), captioned on the original glassine wrappers (now discarded). The photographs show scenes in Bihar and Orissa taken by Vincent Ellis Davies ICS, Magistrate and Collector, in the course of his professional duties between 1929 and 1935. The collection includes general topographical and architectural views and scenes, views of district officers' bungalows, the effects of flooding in Bihar in 1933 and the Bihar earthquake of 1934, and copper and gold mining scenes. While the quality of the photographs is very variable and several of the negatives are unsharp, ther collection contains a number of interesting and technically adequate views.



Album contents:-
Photo 452/(1) View towards Secretariat, new capital, Patna, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(2) At the races, Ranchi, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(3) Asoka Pillar, Basarh (Vaisali), Muzzaffarpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(4) S.D.O.'s bungalow, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(5) S.D.O.'s bungalow, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(6) S.D.O. Hajipur moving house, Muzaffarpur District. 
Photo 452/(7) S.D.O.'s bungalow, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(8) Members of the Bihar Light Horse, Muzaffarpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(9) Old godowns (built for HEIC's stud) at Pusa, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(10) Bihar Light Horse at Pusa, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(11) Sentry box in old cantonment at Majorganj (Mallaye), Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(12) Well on site of old Majorganj Cantonment, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(13) S.D.O.'s bungalow, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(14) S.D.O.'s car and elephants ready for crop inspection, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(15) Bridge on Sitamarhi road damaged by earthquake, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(16) Bridge on Sitamarhi road damaged by earthquake, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(17) Earthquake damaged bungalow at Belsund Indigo Factory, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(18) Temporary accommodation after earthquake, Belund Indigo Factory, Muzaffarpur District. 
Photo 452/(19) Earthquake fissures, Muzaffarpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(20) Earthquake fissures, Muzaffarpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(21) Arrah House after earthquake damage, Shahabad District, Bihar. (Protected building with Mutiny history). 
Photo 452/(22) Mutiny Memorial inscription in old Judge's House, Arrah, Shahabad District, Bihar. Photographed following earthquake. 
Photo 452/(23) Ekka at Arrah, Shahabad District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(24) British troops on flag march, Swaspur Railway Station, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(25) District Board Inspection bungalow, Barhagora, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(26) Group of Santals, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(27) Santal villagers, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(28) Santal villagers, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(29) Santals, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(30) S.D.O.'s camp at Kalikapur, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(31) S.D.O. inspecting chaukidars, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(32) Subaranekha Bridge, B.N. Ry. near Mahulia, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(33) Subaranekha Bridge, B.N. Ry. near Mahulia, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(34) Moving sal timber from forest, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(35) Old copper works of the Cape Copper Co. (in liquidation) at Rakha, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(36) Old copper works of the Cape Copper Co. (in liquidation) at Rakha, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(37) Old copper works of the Cape Copper Co. (in liquidation) at Rakha, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. Inside power house. 
Photo 452/(38) Old copper works of the Cape Copper Co. (in liquidation) at Rakha, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. Inside power house. 
Photo 452/(39) Ancient tools for crushing gold ore, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(40) Primitive gold mine worked by Mr Murray at Kundrakocha, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(41) Mosaboni Copper Mine (Indian Copper Corporation), Dhalbhum, Bihar. General view of headgear. 
Photo 452/(42) Mosaboni Copper Mine (Indian Copper Corporation), Dhalbhum, Bihar. Mr 'Big' Jones, Mines Superintendent standing in front of the head gear. 
Photo 452/(43) Old indigo works, Kamarara, on Subarnnarekla River near Bombay Road crossing, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(44) B.N. Ry. [Bengal-Nagpur Railway] locomotive, Swaspur, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(45) B.N. Ry. [Bengal-Nagpur Railway] locomotive, Swaspur, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(46) Preparations for a shoot in the southern jungle, Dhalbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(47) Members of Jugsalai Notified Area Committee, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(48) Managing Committee, H.E. School, Barhagora, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(49) In the forest, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(50) In the forest, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(51) Boundary pillar with Mayurbhanj, south of Haldipokur, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(52) Temple at Baraghora, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(53) Ploughing, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(54) On Ghatsila Railway Station, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(55) Oriya Brahman with son, Dhalbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(56) Floods, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(57) Villagers asking for help over floods, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(58) Villagers asking for help over floods, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(59) Villagers asking for help over floods, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(60) Bridge on Laheria Sarai - Samastipur road washed away by flood water and weight of water hyacinth, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(61) Bridge on Laheria Sarai - Samastipur road washed away by flood water and weight of water hyacinth, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(62) Collector's house at Laheria Sarai, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(63) Floods near Samastipur road, Darbhanga District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(64) Deputy Commissioner's House, Chaibasa, Singhbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(65) Ho boy showing his skill, Singhbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(66) Santal boys, Singhbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(67) A Santal house, Singhbhum District, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(68) View looking north from circuit house, Jamshedpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(69) View of Tata Iron and Steelworks, Jamshedpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(70) View of Tata Iron and Steelworks, Jamshedpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(71) Blast furnace at the Tata Iron and Steelworks, Jamshedpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(72) Beaters for bird shoot, Singhbhum, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(73) Commissioner Mr (later Sir) G.A. Hubback thanking the police for their work in connection with the Viceroy Lord Irwin's visit, Jamshedpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(74) Commissioner Mr (later Sir) G.A. Hubback thanking the police for their work in connection with the Viceroy Lord Irwin's visit, Jamshedpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(75) Commissioner Mr (later Sir) G.A. Hubback thanking the police for their work in connection with the Viceroy Lord Irwin's visit, Jamshedpur, Bihar. 
Photo 452/(76) Lady Willingdon en route Madras to Calcutta, at Puri, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(77) Lady Willingdon en route Madras to Calcutta, at Puri, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(78) View of part of the beach, Puri, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(79) Nulia fishermen pulling in their net onto the beach, Puri, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(80) Collector's House, Puri, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(81) In the collector's garden, Puri, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(82) Temple at Bhubaneshwar, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(83) Black Pagoda, Konarak, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(84) Black Pagoda, Konarak, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(85) Black Pagoda, Konarak, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(86) Old statue in Banpur Mal's Forest, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(87) Asoka inscription, Hathigumptha, [Khandgiri Hill,] Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(88) Asoka inscription, Hathigumptha, [Khandgiri Hill,] Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(89) Asoka inscription, Hathigumptha, [Khandgiri Hill,] Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(90) View over Chilka [Chilika] Lake, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(91) On the Chilka [Chilika] Lake, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(92) The 'Lady Maude' on Chilka [Chilika] Lake, Puri District, Orissa. 
Photo 452/(93) Fort St George, Madras. 


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