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Holmes, Randolph Bezzant
A COLLECTION OF 26 PORTRAITS AND VIEWS TAKEN IN AND AROUND PESHAWAR AND THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE. [1920S-30S]
26 silver prints (approximately 236 x 293mm., or the reverse), each with "Holmes" in the negative, almost all with the photographer's stamp on the reverse "R.B. Holmes & Co./copyright./Peshawar" or "Holmes/copyright/Peshawar", minor creases or marginal tears
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A FINE GROUP OF PHOTOGRAPHS by Randolph Bezzant Holmes (1888-1973), a professional and military photographer and amateur artist who took over the business established by his father, William D. Holmes in Peshawar. He was an official photographer of the Afghan Wars on the North West Frontier in Afghanistan, and also spent time in Kashmir, and he published books illustrated with his photographs in 1910 and 1929.

The subjects include: "The old Pathan", "Even to this" [Pathan], "Mashud and Waziri Tribesmen", "Jirga of Mahsuds", "Towards Korkai", "Form Everest Piquet towards Pir Gul", "On the Summit of the Narai", "Camp Razmak", "The Ahnai Jangi", "Towards Razmak Camp, showing Pir Gul", "Ahnai Jangi", "From Piaza Ragzha towards Pir Gul", "Jandola", "Towards Korkai", and others untitled.

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