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Ceylon Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 58  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ceylon Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): 1937
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 58
    Creator: Hansell, Walter C.
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Ceylon Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 58. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album of Walter C. Hansell, 1937, containing 100+ black/white snapshots and some picture postcards, all with captions. Included are ship-board views taken on the voyage from England to Ceylon [Sri Lanka], shots of Gibraltar, Port Said, the Suez Canal, and Aden. The bulk of photos are taken in Ceylon, around the Mount Lavinia Grand Hotel on the coast near Colombo, and around the hill country of Kandy, in the center of Sri Lanka. The Kandy photos include Sinhalese and Tamils in daily activities and work, gardens, temples, shrines, street scenes, markets, Afghan money lenders, Chinese silk merchant, sacred and working elephants, and lake and mountain scenes.