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Photo Album 9

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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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Envelope, "Holy men associated with Maharshi"

Envelope mailed to Dr. Paul Brunton at his Times Square P.O. box with note that says "HOLY MEN ASSOCIATED WITH MAHARSHI"

Skandasram Group

Photograph of the Skandasram group, with Ramana Maharshi seated in the center of the large group, B&W. Annotated: "Skandasram Group"

Yogi Ramiah - an Indian Yogi about to practice meditation

Photograph of Yogi Ramiah seated with his legs crossed, annotated: "for Chapter 18, Yogi Ramiah, An Indian Yogi about to practice meditation, Copyright: Paul Brunton," B&W.

Yogi Ramiah and his disciples

Cropped photograph of Ramiah walking with his disciples behind him, including women, B&W. Annotated: "..mia + his disciples" Corresponding negative: IN-250.

Arunachala, temple and buildings

Photograph of Arunachala in the background with temple and buildings in the foreground, B&W. Annotated: "Arunachala"

Ancient dragon-shaped shrine at the foot of Arunachala Hill used as yogis cave

Photograph, annotated: "Ancient Dragon-shaped Shrine at the foot of Arunachala Hill used as a yogis cave," and "Chapter 16," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-224.

Roof-scene in Tiruvannamalai

Photograph of the view from the roof of PB's house in Tiruvannamalai, annotated: "Roof-scene from my house in Tiruvannamalai," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-153.

Tiruvannamalai temple from hill

Photograph of Tiruvannamalai temple, annotated: "un de plus {pareds?} temple de l'Inde du Sud Tiruvannamalai temple," and "Tiruvannamalai temple (from Hill)," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-324.

A Subramanya temple perched on a hill top, Tiruvannamalai

Photograph, annotated: "a Subramanya temple perched on a hill top - Tmallai," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-261. (Possibly the Murugan temple, Pavala Kundru, on the spur face of Arunachala)

Gate entrance to Virupaksha Cave foyer

Photograph, annotated: "Gate Entrance to Virupaksha Cave foyer," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-284.

View of Hill of Arunachala

Photograph of Arunachala Hill seen from PB's house, annotated: "View of Hill of Arunachala at rear of my house," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-118.

House in 'Big St' Tiruvannamalai

Photograph of PB's house in Tiruvannamalai, annotated: "My house in 'Big St' Tiruvannamalai," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-266.

Yogi Ramiah

Photograph of Yogi Ramiah standing outside beside huts, annotated: "Yogi Ramiah," and "Chapter 17," B&W. Corresponding negatives: IN-145, IN-246. In series with: PA3-051, PA9-051.

Yogi Ramiah caught going to fetch his water

Photograph of Yogi Ramiah, annotated: "Yogi Ramiah caught going to fetch his water. He always keeps silent, has great occult powers, and spends nearly all day in a locked cave, without light or air, in deep meditation at Palipeertam, at Palapeertham South India". Corresponding negative: IN-289.

Yogi Ramiah standing in a doorway

Photograph of Yogi Ramiah standing in a doorway outside, B&W. Annotated: "Ramiah"

Ramana Maharshi and Yogi Ramiah

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated with Yogi Ramiah beside him, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-144.

Yogi Ramiah seated on the ground

Photograph of Yogi Ramiah seated outside on the ground, B&W. Annotated: "Yogi Ramiah"

Yogi Ramiah and Muruganar on the summit of Arunachala Hill

Photograph, annotated: "On the summit of Arunachala Hill - showing Ramiah, Muruganar, etc. also beacon cauldron," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-331.

Eeswara Swami of Tiruvannamalai

Photograph of Eesvara Swami (Eeswara Swami) standing outside facing the camera, B&W. Annotated: "Eesvara Swami of Tiruvannamalai". Corresponding negative: IN-172.

Pranavananda (of Vellore)

Photograph of Pranavananda of Vellore seated in front of a brick wall, B&W. Annotated: "Pranavananda (of Vellore)". Corresponding negative: IN-111.

Eeswara Swami facing right

Photograph of Eeswara Swami standing outside facing to the right of the photo, B&W. Corresponding negatve: IN-006.

Kanya Ganapati Sastri

Photograph of Kanya Ganapati Sastri seated in a chair, B&W. Annotated: "Kanya Ganapati Sastri"

Narasimier

Photograph of Narasimier seated on the ground with a bowl to the left of the photograph, B&W. In series with: PA9-047. Corresponding negative: IN-373.

Narasimier

Photograph of Narasimier seated on the ground with a bowl to the left of the photograph, B&W. Annotated: "Narasimier". In series with: PA9-045. Corresponding negative: IN-373.

Ramana Maharshi and Yogananda

Cropped photograph of Ramana Maharshi and Yogananda, B&W.

Yogi Ramiah

Photograph of Yogi Ramiah standing outside beside huts, B&W. Annotated: "Ramiah". Corresponding negatives: IN-145, IN-246. In series with: PA3-051, PA9-025.

Pillars and roof with man on the right

Photograph of pillars and roof with a man standing to the right of the structure, B&W. In series with: PA5-105. (Possibly the entrance to Baba Budan Cave)

Maharshi's early Yogi's cave

Photograph, annotated: "M - early Yogi's cave," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-009.

Arunachala, temple and buildings

Photograph of Arunachala in the background with temple and buildings in the foreground, B&W. Annotated: "Arunachala"

Arunachala and field

Photograph of Arunachala with a field of plants in the foreground, B&W. Annotated: "Arunachala"

Handwritten text with clipping of Arunachala on back

Photograph of temple and Arunachala, color. "This mountain is the mountain of my spirit - on the top of it I lost my life - to enter immortality," "From the unreal lead me to the Real. From darkness lead me to Light. From death lead me to Immortality," and "Stage III Test Stage IV Fourth Dimension / a climax / an anticlimax! / I have come 'HOME.'"

Arunachala - the Beacon

Photograph, annotated: "Arunachala, the beacon," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-322.

Mount Arunachala - The Hill of the Holy Beacon

Photograph of Arunachala, annotated: "Mount Arunachala - The Hill of the Holy Beacon," B&W. (Other annotations include instructions for the reproduction of this photo) Corresponding negative: IN-139.

Tiruvannamalai - Arunachala and temples

Cropped photograph of Tiruvannamalai, with temples and Mount Arunachala, B&W. Annotated: "T'mallai"

Inner courtyard of Chidambaram Temple

Photograph, annotated: "Inner Courtyard of Chidambaram Temple," B&W. Corresponding negatvie: IN-361.

Small shrine on the Hill of Arunachala

Photograph, annotated: "Small Shrine on the Hill of Arunachala," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-335.

Maharshi as a young man seated on a leopard print rug

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated on a leopard print rug, annotated: "Maharshee as young man," B&W.

Patala Lingam, where Maharshi lived once

Photograph of the Patala Lingam, an underground vault where Ramana Maharshi once lived in Tiruvannamalai, B&W. Annotated: "Patala Lingam where Maharish lived (once), Tiruvannamalai". Corresponding negative: IN-059.

Arunachala - stone path

Cropped photograph of stone path at Arunachala, B&W. Annotated: "Arunachala". Corresponding negative: IN-384.

Rows of stone figures

Photograph of rows of stone figures, annotated: "Another - shrine where Maharshee practised his meditations as young man," and "Heiligtum, in dem Maharischi als Jungling zu meditieren pflegte," B&W. (Possibly Pachaiamman Temple, Tiruvannamalai)

Young Ramana Maharshi seated on rock

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi as a young man, seated outside on a large rock beside a tea kettle, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-093.

Old Shrine with man doing yoga

Photograph, annotated: "Old Shrine, M's favorite early resort on Arunachala Hill," B&W.

Gate and steps to Virupaksha Cave (with monkey)

Photograph, annotated: "Gate and steps to Virupaksha Cave," with a small monkey on a pole on the right side of the photograph, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-084.

Two men standing near a structure (where Maharshi lived)

Photograph, annotated: "where Maharshi lived 1 1/2 years (1897-8)". (Possibly Gurumurtam Temple, Arunachala)

Entrance to Virupaksha Cave (now modernised)

Photograph, annotated: "Entrance to Virupaksha Cave (now modernised)," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-142. In series with: IN-009.

Ramana Maharshi leaning back with a slight smile

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi leaning back on a white cushioned surface with his arm behind his head and a slight smile on his face, sepia-tone B&W. Annotated: "Ramana Maharishee, Paul Bruntons Guru". Corresponding negative: IN-400.

Two Ramana Maharshi portraits

Combined photograph of two headshot portraits of Ramana Maharshi, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Cropped portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi seated on leopard rug

Cropped photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated on a leopard rug, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi, B&W.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi card

Card with photograph of Ramana Maharshi captioned, "BHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI, We see you as the cause of the universe, installed and dancing in our own Heart." B&W. Back reads: "Without the 'I' no thought Can rise. Pursue the 'I' And merge in its Source, the Heart. Who abides e'er as THAT, The HEART, transcending thought, Is verily the Lord Supreme, beyond compare. BHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI, From Sri Arunachala Ashtakam)"

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated against a black backdrop, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated on a tiger rug inside a small building, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-094.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi with cane

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi standing outside wearing a white cloth and holding a cane, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-155.

Ramana Maharshi with cane and kettle

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi standing outside holding a cane and a kettle, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-092.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Close-up portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi. B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-091.

Ramana Maharshi seated outside on leopard rug

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated outside on a bench on a leopard rug, beside a kettle and staff or cane. B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-401. In series with: PA9-161.

Ramana Maharshi reading on a couch

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi wearing glasses and lying back on a couch while reading, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi lounging on a couch

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi lounging and leaning back on a couch, looking into the camera, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi in front of fence

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi standing in front of a fence, holding a cane, and facing the right side of the photograph, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi reading on a couch

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi wearing glasses seated upon a couch while reading, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-095.

Ramana Maharshi reading on a couch

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi wearing glasses seated upon a couch while reading, B&W.

Ramiah's cave

Postcard photograph, annotated: "Ramiah's yogi's cave, opposite PB's cave," B&W. Captioned in SSI: "Ramiah's Quaint Abode, 'He stays in a small stone shelter which he has had constructed under the shadow of some huge boulders.'" Corresponding negative: IN-107.

PB's bungalow at Ramanasram

Photograph of PB's bungalow at Ramanasram, with four individuals standing in front of the building, B&W. Annotated: "My 'Bungalow' at Ramanasram,! Tiruvannamalai". Corresponding negative: IN-170.

The 'Tank' (sacred pond) with bungalow on the right

Photograph, annotated: "The 'Tank' (sacred pond) and beautiful surroundings with my bungalow on the right. - Ramanasram Tiruvannamalai," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-134.

Temple - Towers and part of the Arunachala Hill

Photograph, annotated: "Temple - Towers and part of the Arunachala Hill, where Maharshi lives in South India," B&W.

Southern tower of temple in Tiruvannamalai

Photograph of the path leading up to the Souther tower of the temple in Tiruvannamalai, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-105.

Temple with Arunachala Hill in background

Photograph of Arunachala in the background with temple and buildings in the foreground, B&W.

The Temple of Arunachala

Photograph of the Temple of Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai, South India, B&W. Annotated: "The Temple of Arunachala". Corresponding negative: IN-293.

Pillar in temple

Photograph of a pillar in a temple, B&W. Annotated: "pillar in temple". Corresponding negative: IN-310. (Possibly Arunachala)

Arunachala Temple from hillside

Photograph of Arunachala Temple from a high hillside, beneath a tree and with two people standing to the right side of the photograph, B&W. Annotated: "Arunachala temple"

Wall enclosing the Great Temple of Arunachala

Photograph, annotated: "Wall enclosing the Great Temple of Arunachala, Chapter 9" with a tower in the background and people in the foreground, B&W. ("Chapter 9" possibly refers to SSI)

Arunachala, Beacon on hill

Photograph of the Holy Beacon, "Beacon on Hill," of Arunachala, B&W.

Small temple on Arunachala Road, now used as yogi meditation haunt

Photograph of a Small Temple on Arunachala Road, B&W. Annotated: "Small temple on Arunachala Road now used as yogi meditation haunt". Corresponding negative: IN-289.

Entrance to Ramanasram

Photograph of the entrance to Ramanasram, with two men standing beside the archway, B&W. Annotated: "entrance to Ramanasram"

Arunachala

Photograph of Arunachala in the background with temple and buildings in the foreground, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated outside on a rug beneath a tree and beside a kettle, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi in trance

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated in lotus position, B&W. Annotated: "The Maharishee in trance"

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Close-up portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi. B&W.

Ramana Maharshi outside on leopard rug

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi seated outside on a bench on a leopard rug, beside a kettle and staff or cane. B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-401. In series with: PA9-115.

Ramana Maharshi lounging outside on a chair

Photograph of Ramana Maharshi lounging back on a chair outside, beside a table and kettle, and potted plants, B&W. Annotated: "The Maharishee South India's Great Sage". Corresponding negative: IN-230. (Possibly also says "Paul Brunton, 91 Fitzjohns Ave, London N.W. 3")

Seshadri Swami , a local adept of Arunachala

Clipping photograph, annotated: "Seshadri Swami (died 1929) a local adept of Arunachala," B&W.

Wilhelm on Mount Arunachala

Photograph, annotated: "on Mount Arunachala, Wilhelm," color.

Man and child seated

Photograph of a seated man and a child, annotated: "Arunachala, {Venepaloslia?} (?) Cave," B&W. (Possibly Virupaksha Cave)

Sri Ramana Mantapa Nidhi pamphlet - An Appeal

Pamphlet titled "Sri Ramana Mantapa Nidhi - An Appeal" requesting donations to complete the Gopuram over the Samadhi shrine of Sri Ramana Maharshi at the Ramanasram in Tiruvannamalai.

Sri Ramana Mantapa Nidhi pamphlet - An Appeal

Pamphlet titled "Sri Ramana Mantapa Nidhi - An Appeal" requesting donations to complete the Gopuram over the Samadhi shrine of Sri Ramana Maharshi at the Ramanasram in Tiruvannamalai.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Portrait photograph of Sri Ramana Maharshi, color.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Portrait photograph of Sri Ramana Maharshi, B&W.

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Clipping portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi, glued to page, B&W. Annotated: "Maharshi"

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Headshot portrait of Ramana Maharshi, B&W.

Arunachala hillside

Photograph of stones from the hillside of Mount Arunachala, color. Annotated: "Arunachala"

Ramana Maharshi portrait

Portrait photograph of Ramana Maharshi as an older man seated with his legs crossed on a rug, B&W.