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The PBPF Photo Albums (numbered 1 through 9) were originally organized by the long-time resident of Wisdom’s Goldenrod, Carol DeAntoni. This was done several years after PB’s death, possibly with input from PB’s direct students Anthony and Ella May Damiani. Some albums have themes, such as Photo Album 3, which is primarily pictures of PB.

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Pujya Baba Sai Mirchandani

Portrait photograph of Pujya Baba Sai Mirchandi, B&W.

Yogi sitting in a trance in a tent

Photograph of a yogi seated in tent behind open book, annotated: "Yogi stting in trance in the author's tent, Chapter 15" B&W. (This is from Chapter 15 of SSI) Corresponding negative: IN-221.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Photograph of Swami Sivananda Saraswati seated on leopard skin rug holding tall stick, B&W.

Swami Ramdas portrait clipping

Clipped photograph of a seated man, annotated: "Swami Ramdas," "Age 39 (outside the cave)," "It was published in 1925. In it he beautifully describes his wonderful experiences of the divine care and guidance he," B&W.

Jain Guru at Shravanabelagola

Photograph of a Jain Guru seated behind table with ornate wall in the background, annotated: "Jain Guru at Sravana-Begola," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-209.

A half-Tibetan yogi using a chin-support during his meditation

Photograph of a seated half-Tibetan yogi using a chin-support during meditation, B&W. Annotated: "Using chin rest," "Tibetan guru," "A half-Tibetan yogi using a chin-support during his meditation," "Chapter 11," "Mysore" (This is from Chapter 11 of SSI)

Pranavananda of Vellore

Photograph of Pranavananda of Vellore (formerly Narasimham Sarvepalli) seated in front of a brick wall, B&W. Annotated: "Pranavananda of Vellore". Corresponding negative: IN-060, IN-080.

Buddhist Bhikkus in Ceylon

Photograph of five Buddhist bhikkus standing outside in Ceylon, B&W. Annotated: "Buddhist Bhikkus in Ceylon"

Ascetic with spikes thru his cheeks (Kanwar Yatra)

Postcard portrait photograph of ascetic with spikes through his cheeks and tongue, B&W. Annotated: "ascetic with spikes thru his cheeks"

Sadguru Shri Gnanananda Swamiji

Photograph, annotated: "Sadguru Shri Gnanananda Swamiji of North Arcot District," B&W copy on pink paper.

A fakir standing in front of the cave in which he lives

Photograph of a fakir standing in front of a cave, B&W. Annotated: "a," "in which he," "all". Corresponding negative: IN-116. (Possibly in Rajasthan due to the turban style)

Deep Narayan Singh of Lucknow

Portrait photograph, annotated: "Deep Narain Singh of Lucknow," B&W. Correspoding negative: IN-217. In series with: PA6-125. (He was the Chief Minister of Bihar and active in Indian Independence)

Old Religious Hermit near Madras (Eremit bei Madras)

Photograph of a religious hermit standing outside building, B&W. Annotated: "Old religious Hermit near Madras, Eremit bei Madras". Corresponding negative: IN-251. (Possibly V.S. Iyer on the far left)

J. Krishnamurti

Photograph of Jiddu Krishnamurti from a German publication advertisement from 1956, "Neuerscheinung" (Translation from German: "New publication"), B&W.

Wedding of the Daughter of Maharaja of Pithapuram to the brother (heir) of Maharaja of Cooch Behar

Photograph, annotated: "Wedding of the daughter of the Maharaja of Pithapuram to the brother (heir) of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar," B&W.

Cajzoran Ali

Photograph of a woman sitting on a window ledge, annotated: "Cazoran Ali," B&W.

Sahabji Maharaj, oval portrait of a man with a mustache, glasses, a turban, and a scaft

Portrait photograph of Sahabji Maharaj, B&W. (Captioned in SSI: "Sahabji Maharaj, 'Master of over one hundred thousand people who practise a mysterious form of Yoga.'") Corresponding negative: IN-413. In series with: PA6-143.

Satguru Kirpal Singh

Photograph clipping of portrait of Satguru Kirpal Singh Ji, "Ruhani Satsang (Science of the Soul) Requests the honor of your presence at the service commemorating the Birth Anniversary of its Founder and Director, His Holiness, Satguru Kirpal Singh Ji" B&W.

Pondicherry, Wandering Sadhu

Postcard photograph, annotated: "Pondicherry, Wandering Sadhu," B&W.

Sri Purohit Swami

Cropped photograph portrait of Sri Purohit Swami standing outside, B&W. Annotated: "Sri Purohit Swami"

Sheikh Mustafa Al-Maraghi, Head of Al-Azhar Mosque

Photograph, annotated: "Sheikh el Maragy, Head of Al Azhar," B&W. Corresponding negative: AF-180

A faqir with a staff, seated on the ground at Batu Caves

Photograph, annotated: "A queer faqueer, at Batu Caves, Malaya," B&W.

The young Syrian "Elijah"

Photograph, annotated: "The young Syrian 'Elijah'," B&W. Other annotations include: "(to face p. 89) bottom right," "Elie," and various numbers (The annotations refer to SSE). Corresponding negative: AF-176.

T. L. Vaswani (Sindhi)

Portrait photograph of T.L. Vaswani on pamphlet titled "Birthday Reflections" commemorating his 76th birthday, B&W.

Swami Nityananda

Photo of man in robe and malas, annotated: "Swami Nityananda," B&W. (This is not the Swami Nityananda whose disciple is Swami Muktananda)

Shri Benagoraja Gamuatha

Postcard portrait photograph, annotated: "Shri Bouagoraja Gamuathu," "With my blessings and thoughtful prayers!," "May 1933.," "African Guru," B&W.

Eeswari Swami

Photograph of man seated on mat, annotated: "Eeswara Swami," B&W.

A. G. Van den Berg (Yogi Dorjie): Tibetan yoga Tumo - generating internal heat and psychic warmth, Soestdÿk - Holland

Photograph, annotated: "Yogi Dorje," "Tibetan Yoga.," "Tumo - generating internal heat and psychic warmth.," "Soestdÿk - Holland," B&W

Swami Vishnu Devji

Portrait photograph, annotated: "Swami Vishnu Devji," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-123.

Swami Jnanananda

Photograph, annotated: "Swami Jnanananda who lived naked in the ice and snow for 1 year," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-355.

Mirra Alfassa (The Mother), woman with headscarf

Photograph of Mirra Alfassa, a spiritual collaborator with Sri Aurobindo, known as The Mother, B&W. In series with: PA6-115. Corresponding negative: IN-007.

Saswitha seated with head bowed to ground

Photograph of yogi seated with head bowed to ground outside on blanket with bushes in the background, B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "Saswitha") In series with: PA7-057.

Silent Swami of Madras in deep meditation

Photograph, annotated: "Silent Swami of Madras (taken while he was deep in meditation)," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-147.

Swami Siddheswarananda

Portrait photograph, annotated: "Siddheswarananda, Paris, 12-2-38" B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-247.

S.K. Singh portrait, Indian man with glasses

Portrait photograph, annotated: "With due regards, S.K. Singh, March 1945," B&W.

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind portrait clipping

Magazine photograph and note reading: "Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind, Famous Sikh Spiritual Scientist, Teacher of the Purest Spirituality, Finding of God most Profitable Discovery, Come into direct Personal Contact with your own Indwelling God for spiritual nourishment, and grow into godlike glory of your soul-stature, through learning, understanding and mastering the Only Master Science of Divine Meditation. Come with an open mind, Minds are like Parachutes, they function only when they are open." B&W.

H.H. the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama of Tibet magazine clipping

Two photographs and notes regarding the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama cut from a magazine. "His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Taken on his arrival at the Airfield, New Delhi on 25th November, 1956. To the left, Dr. Radhakrishnan, Vice-President of India. Photo: Mrs. Robins." and "His Holiness the Panchen Lama of Tibet. Taken on his arrival at the Opening Session of the Buddhist Symposium, New Delhi, 26th November 1956. To the right, Pandit Nehru, Prime Minister of India." B&W.

Sri Meivazhi Salai Andavargal (probably the Jungle Guru)

Portrait photograph, annotated: "Jungle Guru," showing a man seated on a throne surrounded by precious goods, B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "The Maharishi Andavar - South India") In series with: PA6-081.

Portrait of Hathayogi Sinha

Portrait photograph of Sinha, a hatha yogi, in a checkered suit seated, annotated: "'Hatayogi' Mswiha," and "Hathayogi Sinha," "photo exposed on 5.2.42.," "Chikmagalur," B&W.

Vishuddhananda Paramahansa (the Magician) - seated man with long, white beard

Postcard photograph of Vishuddhananda the Magician. Note in photo album and caption in SSI read: "Vishudhananda the Magician, 'His venerable appearance and seat of honour are enough to inform me that here is the object of my quest.'" B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-203.

Bearded Sadhu circa 1940

Portrait of a bearded man, B&W.

Buddhist bhikku in Ceylon

Photograph of a man in a robe, standing outside by a wall with a carved elephant, annotated: "Buddhist bhikku Ceylon," B&W.

Komuso Monk playing Shakuhachi Flute

Photograph of a Komuso monk with his shakuhachi flute: "Japanese holy man," B&W.

Three Japanese Buddhist Soto monks walking

Photograph of three Japanese Buddhist monks walking in a line and wearing takuhatsugasa hats annotated: "Japanese Buddhist monks," B&W. (Possibly from the Rinzai or Soto school due to the robes)

Jadini Shanmuga Yogini Ammal, seated woman

Photograph or illustration, annotated: "Jadini Sunmuga Yogini: A Lady Yogi who lives behind the temple of Arunachula. Her hair is 11 feet long" B&W.

Prince Amarawala's Guru

Photograph, annotated: "Prince Amarawala's guru," (seated on a rug) B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-296.

V.S. Iyer and Swami Siddheswarananda

Cropped photograph, annotated: "V.S. Iyer + Swami Siddheswarananda," two men standing outside near a house and fence, B&W. In series with: PA6-151. Corresponding negative: IN-399.

A. G. Van den Berg (Yogi Dorjie)

Photograph of Yogi Dorjie in a candlelit room with Tibetan prints, B&W. Annotated: "Dorjie" (Possibly Soestdyk, Netherlands)

Bhagwan Shri Shukacharyaji Maharaj

Illustrated portrait clipping from a magazine of "Bhagwan Shri Shukacharyaji Maharaj, Birth 11th July 1876, Samadhi 14th Sep. 1929," sepia-tone B&W.

The Supreme Priest of Siam

Photograph of a seated man in a priest robe, annotated: "The Supreme Priest of Siam," B&W. (Probably Ariyavangsagatayana, 12th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand)

Elephant holding a man (its mahout) in its mouth

Photograph, annotated: "sportive lephant giving its rider a 'ride'," an elephant holding its rider upside down in its mouth, B&W.

Brama seated in lotus position

Postcard photograph of Brama seated in a yoga posture, B&W. Captioned in SSI: "Brama sitting in his favourite yoga posture. 'If a yogi enters into such a posture and then practises a certain breathing exercise, he will be become more youthful.'" Corresponding negative: IN-137.

Brama in a shawl

Photograph of Brama wrapped in a shawl, "Anchorite of the Adyar River" (captioned in SSI), B&W.

Swami Yogananda with eyeballs upturned

Photograph, annotated: "Swami Yogananda with eyeballs upturned," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-166.

Swami Yogananda standing in front of lattice wall

Photograph of Swami Yogananda standing outside in front of a lattice wall, annotated: "Swami Yogananda," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-190.

Swami Nirguna Chaitanya

Photograph of man outside in robes, annotated: "Swami Nirguna Chaitanya," "Nirguna-Chaitanya," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-100.

Swami Nirguna Chaitanya

Photograph of man outside in robes, annotated: "Nirguna-Chaitanya," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-099.

Swami Ojasananda

Photograph of man with glasses, annotated: "Swami Ojasananda," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-295.

Swami Ojasananda

Photograph of man with glasses, annotated: "Swami Ojasananda," B&W.

Swami Nirmaland

Photograph of bearded man with glasses and long hair, annotated: "Swami Nirmaland," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-237. (Possibly Tamil Nadu or Kerala)

Swami Nirmaland

Photograph of bearded man with glasses and long hair standing outside, annotated: "Swami Nirmaland," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-375.

Swami Nirmaland

Photograph of bearded man with glasses and long hair standing outside, turned to his right, annotated: "Swami Nirmaland," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-374. (Possibly Tamil Nadu or Kerala)

Hatha yoga posture

Photograph of a yogi performing a hatha yoga pose, annotated: "Hatha yoga posture," B&W. (Possibly Brama-suganandah, in series with: PA1-105)

Hatha yoga posture, seated position

Photograph of a yogi in a seated hatha yoga pose, annotated: "Hatha yoga posture," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Hatha yogi practising, seated position

Photograph of a yogi in a seated hatha yoga pose, annotated: "Hatha yogi practising," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Hatha yogi practising breath control, seated position

Photograph of a seated yogi, annotated: "Hatha Yogi Practising Breath Control thru alternate nostrils", B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Hatha yoga, isolation of stomach muscle, seated position

Photograph of a seated yogi, annotated: "Hatha Yoga," "Isolation of Stomach Muscle Posture," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Stomach muscle isolation in Hatha yoga, seated man

Photograph of a seated yogi, annotated: "Stomach Muscle Isolation in Hatha Yoga," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Young Hatha yogi, seated

Photograph of a young yogi in a seated hatha yoga pose, annotated: "Young Hatha Yogi," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Hatha yoga posture, balancing on hands

Photograph of a yogi balancing on his hands, annotated: "Hatha Yoga posture," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Hatha yogi and his two children

Photograph, annotated: "Hatha Yogi and his Children (also yogis)," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Hatha yogi and his two children practising, seated

Photograph, annotated: "Hatha Yogi + his 2 children practising," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Child hatha yoga postures, three children

Photograph, annotated: "Child Hatha Yoga postures," B&W. (Possibly Madras)

Swami Pranavanada in robes, standing outside in front of rock wall, Dhanaulti Jungle

Clipped photograph of Swami Pranavananda, annotated: "Alfred S-," "+," "Pran-," B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "Pranavananda in Himalayas") In series with: PA1-151, PA1-153, PA6-171, PA6-177.

Swami Pranavanada in robes, sitting on large rocks, Dhanaulti Jungle

Clipped photograph of Swami Pranavanada in robes sitting on large rocks, annotated: "Paul Brun-," "yogi gu-," "Himalay-," B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "Pranavananda in Himalayas") In series with: PA1-149, PA1-153, PA6-177. Corresponding negative: IN-090.

Swami Pranavananda in robes, sitting on a large rock with his legs crossed, Dhanaulti Jungle,

Clipped photograph of Swami Pranavananda in robes sitting on a large rock, Dhanaulti Jungle, annotated: "Barwari-," "Pranava-," B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "Pranavananda in Himalayas") In series with: PA1-149, PA1-151, PA6-177. (Caption from Swami Pranavananda's book Kailas-Manasarovar: Swami Pranavananda with Shree Bhupendra Singh Parmar Raja Saheb of Barwari, in Dhanaulti Jungle.)

Yogi Patmapananda, Chamundi Hill, Mysore

Photograph, annotated: "Yogi Patmapananda, Chamundi Hill, Mysore," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-258.

Yogi Patmpananda, Chamundi Hill, Mysore

Photograph, annotated: "Yogi Patmpananda, Chamundi Hill, Mysore," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-236.

Yogi Patmapananda and his cave-asram on Chamundi Hill in Mysore

Photograph, annotated: "Yogi Patmapanand and his cave-asram on Chamundi Hill, Mysore," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-245.

Sinha - Hatha yogi standing outside with hat under his arm

Photograph, annotated: "Sinha - Hatha yogi who gets buried alive," B&W. (Not related to the Yogi who was buried before King Singh in 1837) Corresponding negative: IN-364. Similar negative: IN-220.

Sinha - Hatha yogi standing outside with hat under his arm

Photograph, annotated: "Sinha - Hatha yogi who gets buried alive," B&W. (Not related to the Yogi who was buried before King Singh in 1837) Corresponding negative: IN-220. Similar negative: IN-364.

Sai Baba of Shirdi illustration

Illustrated portrait of Sai Baba, B&W

Fakir with spikes in his body

Photograph postcard, annotated: "Fakir with spikes in his body (Tamil)," B&W. (Probably for Kanwar Yatra)

Tamil ascetic with spikes in his body

Photograph postcard, annotated: "Tamil ascetic with spikes in his body," B&W. (Probably for Kanwar Yatra)

Tamil ascetic with spikes in his flesh

Close-up postcard photograph, annotated: "Tamil ascetic with spikes in his flesh," B&W. (Probably for Kanwar Yatra)

Toda salutation - bearded man in robes touching his foot to the forehead of a crouched child

Postcard photograph of a Toda man offering a salutation with his foot, printed on back: "No. 23 Dinshaw H. Hazary, Ootacamund, Nilgiris" B&W.

Shaivite Sadhu with dreads and smoking ganja

Photograph of an Indian man with dreaded hair, sitting, smoking, annotated: "indian," B&W. In series with: PA1-193, PA1-195, PA1-197, PA1-199.

Shaivite Sadhu portrait

Close-up photograph of a fakir, annotated: "A crazy fakir - Bombay," B&W.

Sai Baba of Shirdi illustration

Portrait clipping of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi, B&W.

Religious Procession

Photograph, annotated: "Religious Procession," B&W. (Probably in Tiruvannamalai)

Devadasis fanning the Idol in procession

Photograph, annotated: "Devadasis fanning the idol in procession," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-309. (Probably in Tiruvannamalai)

Nilgiris - Priest and rock temple

Photograph of a priest standing outside of a rock temple, annotated: "Nigliris, Priest + Rock temple," and "Fakir à l'entree de son demeure {'reio' dans le noe?}," B&W.

The Naked Yogi of Sendamangalam

Photograph, annotated: "The Naked Yogi of Sendamangalam," seated with his legs crossed and one hand raised, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-328.

Woodcut of a seated yogi and a standing person with buildings along the horizon

Illustration of seated yogi and standing person, annotated: "Use -," "to illustr-," "my t-," and "No 2," from Christmas card, B&W. (Possibly Rajasthan, India). Corresponding negative: IN-150.

Woodcut of Shankara & devotee near a tree

Illustration of Shankara and standing person, from a Christmas Greeting card, B&W. Annotated: "Christmas Greetings from," "in Tiruvanamallai: transfer Bombay address, late Oriental, red address book always with the brown," and "No 1". Corresponding negative: IN-149.

Shaivite Sadhu on bed of nails with his bong

Shaivite sadhu on bed of nails, annotated: "indian," B&W. In series with: PA1-175, PA1-195, PA1-197, PA1-199.

Shaivite Sadhu on bed of nails with his bong II

Shaivite sadhu on bed of nails, B&W. In series with: PA1-175, PA1-193, PA1-197, PA1-199.

Close-up of Shaivite Sadhu

Head shot of Shaivite Sadhu annotated: "indian," B&W. In series with: PA1-175, PA1-193, PA1-195, PA1-199.

Shaivite Sadhu

Shaivite Sadhu seated annotated: "indian," B&W. In series with: PA1-175, PA1-193, PA1-195, PA1-197.

Seated Upasani Maharaj

Upasani Maharaj of Sakori seated on a rock, annotated: "Upasani Maharaj, the teacher-," "Upasani Maharaj of Sakori, Bombay Province," and "(Chapter 4)," B&W. Captioned in SSI: "Upasani Maharaj, 'And so, when Meher came face to face with Upasani Maharaj, he felt that he had found his master.'" Corresponding negative: IN-239.

Badrinath Sadhu, with crossed legs, upturned eyes, and chin rest

Badrinath Sadhu in a trance using a chin-rest, B&W. Captioned in SSI: "Badreenath Sathu, 'A facqueer who claims extraordinary occult powers. Here he is seen in a mystic trance wherein the eyeballs turn upon their axes. Note the chin-rest." Corresponding negative: IN-257.

Hazrat Babajan, seated woman with her hand raised to her face

Photograph or illustration of Hazrat Babajan seated, annotated: "Hazrat Babajan - the woman fakir of Poona (Chapter 4)." Captioned in SSI: "Hazrat Babajan, The Woman Faqueer, 'It is possible that this aged and decrepit fleshly frame, this haggard and huddled figure, contains the soul of a genuine faqueer with wondrous powers. Who can say?'" Corresponding negative: IN-191.

His Holiness Swami Sandanandhaji of Kangra Valley, Himalayas

Photograph with an ornate floral border, annotated: "His Holiness Swami Sandanandhaji of Kangra Valley, Himalayas, 'Master' of Prince Mussooree of Nepal," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-019.

Devil Dancing Ceremony, Ceylon

Postcard photograph given to PB, titled "DEVIL DANCING CEREMONY. CEYLON," annotated: "This may interest you? I saw this lying about here. A.W.J." B&W.

Holy Man touching his foot to the forehead of a crouched person

Postcard photograph of a Holy man touching his foot to the forehead of a crouched person, annotated: "Holy Man," and "Chapter 15," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-151.

Prince Amrawala of Bagasra

Postcard photograph sent to PB of seated man in white clothing, annotated: "Presented to my dear brother Paul Brunton Esquire. A snapshot taken about two years ago. With respect from Amrawala," B&W. Similar negative: IN-223.

Indian man with dreaded hair, necklaces, and facepaint

Photograph of an Indian man with dreaded hair, beaded necklace, vest, and a facepaint, annotated: "Indian," B&W.

Meher Baba in his cave

Photograph of Meher Baba seated in his cave, annotated: "Meher Baba in his cave," "from S.M. Telkar 450 Camden Rd. London," B&W. Captioned in SSI: "The Cave Home of Shri Sadguru Meher Baba". Corresponding negative: IN-008.

Meher Baba in a Western suit

Photograph of Meher Baba seated in a chair wearing a Western suit, with others in the background of the photograph, annotated: "Meher Baba," B&W.

Toda Cathedral - Ootacamund

Postcard photograph, annotated: "Toda cathedral, Ootacamund," with a person standing in front, B&W.

Todas of Nilgiris

Postcard photograph of 17 Todas standing and sitting for a portrait, annotated: "Todas of Nilgiris," B&W.

Toda couple - Nilgiris

Postcard photograph, annotated: "Toda couple, Nilgiris," B&W.

Group of sitting Todas (children and adults)

Postcard photograph of 14 Todas (children and adults), annotated: "Todas," B&W.

Toda woman in cave-home

Postcard photograph of a Toda woman sitting in the entrance of a cave-home with an ornate entrance frame, annotated: "Toda Woman in Cave-Home," "une Toda," B&W.

Toda hut in Nilgiri Hills

Postcard photograph of a Toda hut in with a woman seated in the entrance, annotated: "Toda Hut Nilgiri Hills, une hutte de Toda aborigene de l'Iide defend." B&W.

Toda Aborigine sentry with spear at palace gate

Photograph of sentry at Fernhill Palace gates, annotated: "Toda Aborigine Sentry with spear at Palace gate," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-367.

Toda Aborigine sentry at palace gate

Photograph of sentry at Fernhill Palace gates, annotated: "Fernhill, Ooty," "Toda Aborigine Sentry at Palace gate," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-369.

Nilgiris Hills

Postcard photograph, annotated: "Nilgiris Hills, B&W.

Temple of the Todas

Postcard photograph of a Toda temple with two people in the background, annotated: "Temple of the Todas," B&W.

Toda Cathedral, Nilgiris

Postcard photograph of a Toda cathedral in Nilgiris with 4 Todas standing in front of the building, annotated: "Toda Cathedral, Nilgiris," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-101. Duplicate of: PA1-313.

Miss Husna of Hussain, snake charmer

Postcard photograph, annotated: "(Miss Husna of Hussain)," "India's only woman snake charmer," "-Playing the musical pipe which charms the snakes," B&W. In series with: IN-050.

Crouched snake charmer

Photograph of a crouching man playing a snake charming flute, holding two snakes, annotated: "snake charmer," B&W.

Snake Charmer

Photograph of a man playing a snake charming flute holding snakes close in the foreground, annotated: "snake charmer," B&W.

Large crowd of people in the street

Photograph of a large group of people in the street, B&W.

Large crowd of people in the street

Photograph of people in the street carrying a large circular shrine, B&W.

Two men outside tent

Cropped photograph of two men outside of a tent, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-233. In series with: PA2-081.

Interior of a temple - Monks meditating in a monastery

Photograph, annotated: "Interior of a temple," "Monks meditating in monastery," B&W. (Possibly Wat Suon Dok, Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Snake charmer and cobra

Postcard photograph, annotated: "snake charmer and a cobra," B&W.

PB and cobra

Photograph of PB's legs with a cobra, annotated: "PB + cobra," B&W. Corresponding negative: AF-035. (Possibly Egypt)

Snake charmer - Colombo

Photograph of a snake charmer seated behind a cobra, annotated: "Snake Charmer - Colombo," B&W. Corresponding negative: AF-035.

Snake charmer with two snakes and two baskets

Photograph of a snake charmer reaching toward one of two snakes, and playing a flute with the other hand, B&W.

Snake charmer and two men

Postcard photograph of a snake charmer with another man handling the snake, and a third man behind them, B&W.

Mango tree trick, man crouched behind a blanket on the ground.

Photograph of a seated man, annotated: "Ceylon, Mango tree trick," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-115.

Mango tree trick, man crouched with an instrument to his lips

Photograph of a seated man with an instrument to his lips, annotated: "Ceylon, Mango-tree trick," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-109.

Mango tree trick, man crouched with his hands reaching under a blanket in front of him

Photograph of a seated man reaching his hands under the blanket in front of him, annotated: "Ceylon, Mango tree trick," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-114.

Mango tree trick, man crouched behind mango plant

Photograph of a man crouched behind a mango plant, annotated: "Mango-plant raised from seed in a few minutes by a trick - false fakir," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-113.

Mango tree trick, seated man holding a mango plant

Photograph of a seated man holding a mango plant, annotated: "Fakir performing the Mango-tree Trick," "Chapter 10," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-112.

Ceylon snake charmer crouching behind a snake

Photograph, annotated: "Ceylon," "Snake charmer (note the cobra's expanded hood and 'spectacle' marking)," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-110.

Ceylon snake charmer playing a flute

Photograph, annotated: "Ceylon," "Playing flute to charm a snake," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-108.

Ceylon - Snake charmer's basket

Photograph, annotated: "Ceylon, Snake-Charmers Basket," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-107.

Man posing with snakes

Photograph of a man in a white tunic holding snakes, with a wall and arch in the background, B&W. (Possibly Egypt)

Man posing with snakes

Photograph of a man in a white tunic holding two snakes in his hands, annotated: "Brunton," B&W. Corresponding negative: AF-040. (Possibly Egypt)

Mysore snake charmers

Photograph of two snake charmers playing flutes, annotated: "Mysore Snake Charmers," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-125.

Mysore snake charmers

Photograph of two snake charmers playing flutes, annotated: "Mysore Snake Charmers," B&W.

Snake charmer

Photograph of a snake charmer holding a snake in one hand and a flute in the other, annotated: "Snake Charmer," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-199.

Mysore snake charmer

Photograph of a snake charmer holding a snake in one hand and a flute in the other, annotated: "Mysore Snake Charmers," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-001.

Hooded-cobra charmer

Photograph of a snake charmer and a hooded cobra, annotated: "Hooded Cobra + Charmer," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-034.

Snake charming by music, Mysore

Photograph of a snake charmer playing a flute for a snake, annotated: "Snake Charming by music, Mysore," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-013.

Two people holding a long snake

Photograph of a long snake being held by two people with a tent in the background, B&W.

Snake charmer on the street in Ceylon

Photograph of a snake charmer in the street, annotated: "Snake Charmer in Ceylon," B&W.

Two seated men holding snakes

Photograph of two seated men holding snakes, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-279.

Young Moussa holding snakes

Postcard photograph of a man holding snakes, annotated: "Moussa (looks older now) 6 years ago," B&W. (Possibly Egypt)

Man holding a snake in his hand and a mongoose on a leash

Postcard photograph of a man holding a snake in one hand and a mongoose on a leash in the other, B&W.

Women dancing in a circle

Photograph of women dancing in a circle, B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "Himalayas, Drom, Hill women preparing for religious dance," annotated on another similar photo: "Tribe folk, Mysore") Corresponding negative: IN-115.

Elephant with PB and a group of adults and children

Photograph of PB and seven others standing in front of an elephant, in an interior with carved columns, B&W. In series with: PA7-115. (Annotated on similar photo: "Tiruvannamalai")

Toda Cathedral, Nilgiris

Cropped photograph copy of a Toda cathedral in Nilgiris with four Todas standing in front of the building, B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "Toda Cathedral Nilgiris") Corresponding negative: IN-101. Duplicate of: PA1-241.

Card with colorful design

Blank card with colorful hand drawn design and writing on the front, color.

Card with stamped golden design

Blank card with stamped golden design and writing on the front, color.

Illustration of a seated, bearded Indian man

Illustration of a man seated with one leg atop the other and his right hand raised holding prayer beads, color.

Illustration captioned "Flexibility"

Illustration of a yogi with his legs in lotus position above the ground supported upon his two hands titled "Flexibility," color.

The Andavar

Color enhanced photograph clipping titled: "The Andavar," Color.

Ancient Indian Hermitage with Guru

Illustration of a guru seated outside in front of thousands, annotated: "Ancient Indian Hermitage with Guru," color.

Statue of Khmet

Photograph, annotated: "Statue of Khmet," B&W.

Drawing of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Kanchi

Hand drawn and colored portrait, annotated: "His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Kanchi, copied from a photograph when he was a boy," color.

Illustration of Adi Shankara

Illustration of Adi Shankara, color.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Headshot portrait of Ramana Maharshi, sepia-tone/B&W.

Young Ramana Maharshi

Illustrated portrait of young Ramana Maharshi, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-265.

PB in meditation in lotus position

Photograph of PB seated in meditation outside on blanket, B&W. In series with: PA2-039. (Possibly Pont, Pennsylvania, 1953)

Personal attendant of H.H. Sankara Acharya - in Kamakoti Peetam, South India

Cropped photograph, annotated: "in Kamakoti Peetam, India (South), Personal Attendant of H.H. Sankara Acharya," B&W.

Swami Siddheswarananda in Western suit and glasses

Photograph of Swami Siddheswarananda outside in a Western-style suit, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-165.

Sri Aurobindo portrait

Headshot portrait of Sri Aurobindo, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-161.

Oval Rham Singh portrait

Signed portrait of Rham Singh, annotated: "With best wishes Rham Singh," B&W.

PB and Gayatri Devi with pigeons

Photograph of PB and Gayatri Devi with their arms outstretched holding pigeons on their palms, B&W. In series with: PA2-321. (Possibly Bahnhof, Zurich, Switzerland)

Lorraine Stevens feeding pigeons with PB in the background

Photograph of a Lorraine Stevens holding pigeons on an outstretched arm, with PB in the background, B&W. (Possibly Bahnhof Zurich, Switzerland)

H.H. the Dalai Lama

Photograph of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, annotated: "H.H. the Dalai Lama 1955-60?" B&W.

Professor M Hiriyanna

Photograph of Professor Mysore Hiriyanna, annotated: "Professor M. Hiriyanna, Mysore," B&W.

Shankaracharya wearing flower garlands

Photograph, annotated: "His Holiness the Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya of Kamakoti," wearing flower garlands, B&W.

Shankaracharya with head scarf

Photograph of a smiling Shankaracharya with a cloth covering his head, B&W.

Krishna Menon

Photograph of Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, annotated: "KrishnaMenon, 1944," B&W.

Krishna Menon seated in a chair

Photograph of Atmananda Krishna Menon seated outside in a chair, annotated: "To Paul from {Krishna?}" (annotation signature is unclear), B&W.

Swami Ramdas portrait clipping

Photograph clipping of Swami Ramdas, B&W.

Swami Ramdas seated on blanket

Photograph of Swami Ramdas seated with crossed legs, signed "Love + Blessings Ramdas," annotaed: "swami ramdas," B&W.

Swami Ramdas smiling

Photograph of Swami Ramdas smiling, signed "Love + Blessings Ramdas," B&W.

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki in Memoriam

Photograph clipping, reads"In Memoriam, Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, 1870-1966," B&W.

Inayat Khan portrait

Photograph clipping of Inayat Khan, B&W.

Man with downturned eyes

Close-up portrait of a man with downturned eyes, annotated: "Dr. Mishra's guru," B&W. (Possibly Baba Bhagavandas)

Sri Baghovan Sathya Sai Baba

Photograph, annotated: "Sri Baghovan Sathya Sai Baba," B&W.

Man in a turban and a western style coat

Cropped photograph of a man in a turban and a Western coat, B&W. (Possibly the Yuvaraja of Mysore)

Maharaja and brother at Dasara, Mysore atop elephant

Postcard photograph, annotated: "Maharaja and brother at Dasara, Mysore," riding atop an elephant surrounded by many uniformed people, B&W.

Yuvaraja of Mysore portrait

Portrait of the Yuvaraja of Mysore, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-096. (Annotated on negative: "With kindest thoughts, K.N.R. Wadiyar, d. 22-5-57")

Late Maharaja of Mysore

Postcard portrait, annotated: "Late Maharaja of Mysore," B&W.

Ramana Maharshi seated outside on leopard skin

Photograph mounted on cardboard frame of Sri Ramana Maharshi seated outside on a leopard skin, B&W. Back of photograph reads: "P. Brunton, 91 Fitzjohns Ave N.W. 3"