Each photograph measures 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) width x 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm.) height. Each has a printed paper label from the Ministry of Information affixed to the blank verso; beneath it is stamped "Cecil Beaton Photograph." Slight silvering to each at the bottom right corner; one print is slightly soiled on the blank verso; else near fine.
The captions read:
"2. INDIAN EDUCATION. Next comes the village school where in addition to the 'three R's' handicrafts are taught."
"4. INDIAN EDUCATION. A young girl having an English lesson."
"10. INDIAN EDUCATION. Osmania University students listening to a lecture on mathematics..." Item #52902
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904-1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theater. During WW II, he was sent to India and China by the Ministry of Information to take photographs, of which only a few of the approximately 7000 were ever published.