Photographs made and collected by James Reid Graham during his travels in India and Asia. They document the people, the natural and built environments, religious shrines and objects (including Buddhist, Hindu, and Catholic representations), transportation (including by yak, donkey, boat, airplane, and ricksha), games (particularly polo and field hockey), gatherings, and crafts.
The photographs depict locations in northern India and Pakistan, southern India and Ceylon, Egypt, Greece, Israel and Palestine, Syria, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, and possibly Yale University.
Some photographs by Ralph Randles Stewart, a botanist who worked at Gordon College from 1911-1954; Reverend Henri R. Ferger, a missionary and teacher for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in India; and K. L. Malhotra. Includes postcards by Sarrafian Bros, Isaac Behar, Karimeh Abbud, Michel Harriz, Albertype Co., Asheville Postcard Co., Dexter Press, Lehnert & Landrock, Honolulu Paper Co., Collotype Co., Mahatta & Co., Island Curio Co., and H. A. Mirza & Sons.
James Reid Graham was as a Presbyterian missionary at Gordon College in Rawalpindi, Punjab (1929-1932). His doctoral dissertation for the Yale University Department of Religion was "The Arya Samaj as a Reformation in Hinduism, with Special Reference to Caste," submitted in 1943.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 88-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Albertype Company negatives can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 25.
Additional Isaac Behar and Lehnert & Landrock postcards can be found in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives Postcard Collection.
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.