Loose Photos (Oversized Negatives and Slides)Return to Visual Media
The Loose Photo Series came in part from the original PBPF photo collection – photos which for unknown reasons were not included in the original binders – and in part from other sources. These photos are organized into seven size categories. There are three additional categories: "Clips" (for portraits taken from pamphlets and other clippings), "A Wanderer in Angkor" (a photo album put together by PB from his trip to Angkor, which we have preserved in its original form), and "Oversized Negatives and Slides." Due to their size, these negatives have been kept within this group. The remaining negatives corresponding to the Loose Photo Series were incorporated into the PBPF Negatives group.
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Film slide of Anthony Damiani standing outside beside a tree, color. (Possibly at the wedding of Sera and Steve Smollen)
Strip of five negatives of PB (from left to right: PB in a cap standing by a railing and water, three negatives of PB sitting and wearing a dark jacket and bowtie, and PB sitting and wearing a light jacket and bowtie), B&W. (Possibly Vevey, Switzerland)
Strip of five negatives of PB (from left to right: three negatives of PB seated with a flower in the foreground and a railing and body of water in the background, and two negatives of PB in a cap in front of a railing and a body of water), B&W. (Possibly Lake Geneva, Montreux, Switzerland)
Strip of five negatives of PB (from left to right: three negatives of PB seated and wearing a suit and tie, and two negatives of PB standing by an ornate door or wall with pigeons at his feet), B&W. (Possibly Padua, Italy)
Strip of five negatives of PB (from left to right: PB standing by an ornate door or wall with pigeons at his feet, three negatives of PB at Tatoi (as annotated on positive), and PB standing outside with a woman), B&W.
Strip of five negatives of PB and two women holding pigeons, B&W. (Possibly Gayatri Devi and Lorraine Stevens, Zurich, Switzerland)
Strip of five negatives, three of a letter and two of PB in a suit and bowtie, B&W. The letter reads: "14 Sept 43 / Dear Kenny: Here are two photographs sent as requested and mentioned in my airgraph of early september 43. Both are recent. / (1) was taken without my knowledge by my secretary whilst I was at work writing on the flat roof of my house. / (2) was taken by m official photographer at a Government function as part of a group, from which it is cut out. / The photos Mother and you sent me of yourself still show naval uniform. Haven't you one with an airman's uniform? If so, I'd like to have it. Surely you don't go up in the air with those wide flapping trousers of a jolly jack tar! / Affectionately, Paul / FROM Dr. Paul Brunton / c/o Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. / Postbox 171, Madras, India"
Photograph negatives sleeve addressed to "P. Brunton 4 Powder Horn Hall, Wilton, Conn." Hand-written notes on it state: "Emile Moller Films," "P.B. at Ansedonia Italy," PB at Copenhagen," and the "#3" writen in red ink and circled. Color.
Slide photograph of PB seated on a chair outside in the sun wearing a coat, hat, and glasses, writing on a piece of paper, color.
Negative of portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi, B&W.
Negative of Ramana Maharshi seated in lotus position, B&W.
Strip of three negatives of PB standing outside of a tent wearing a linen suit and a pith helmet, with a kookaburra sitting atop the helmet, B&W.
Two negatives of PB dressed in a black kimono standing behind Japanese doll on table, annotated: "PB in J.G." Color.
Strip of two negatives of PB in a coat and hat, standing outside beside a woman wearing a fur scarf, B&W. (Possibly Erna Rose King)