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Title
Hindu man with all but his head buried to seek religious merit, Vārānasi , India, ca. 1920
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1915/1925
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Divinity.Library@yale.edu
Yale University Divinity School Library, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Yale University. Divinity School. Day Missions Library
http://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/copyright-and-permissions
Description
"A man buried in the ground with only his head showing above. If he remains buried for any length of time he will be practically eaten alive by worms." A man's head is all that shows above the ground. There is some food around him and a few blankets strung up behind him. This photograph is from an album prepared by W. K. Norton of The Pilgrims Mission, Benares [Vārānasi].
Type
image
Format
photographic prints, 8.5 x 13.3 cm
photographs
Identifier
impa-yds-rg030-449-0001-0028.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-82674
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-yds-rg030-449-0001-0028.jpg
Subject
Religious practice
Portraits
Time Period
1915/1925
Place
Asia
India
Uttar Pradesh
Source
IMP/YDS/RG030/449/0001/0028 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven, Connecticut, ca.1880-1950
W. K. Norton Papers
Yale Divinity Library Special Collections
image/tiff
impa-m980

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