Blicke in die Welt um 1900 – 8

The Native Market at Port Florence, Lake Victoria Nyanza, Africa

Where the Sea Reaches Far in among the  Mountains, Gudvangen’s Outlook over Naerfjord, Norway

Hindu burning place, S. from near Malabar Hill – cremating the dead – Bombay, India

»We are near the harbor-side in the western district of the city and not far the Parsi grounds where disciples of Zoroaster leave their dead in “Towers of Silence” to be devoured by vultures. Abhorrent as are that Parsi custom and this Hindu ceremony of cremation, when first considered from the traditional western standpoint, there are evident sanitary advantages secured thereby, in this land of disease and decay.

The burning of a Hindu’s body must be done very soon after his death and at one of certain prescribed places, with the help of certain materials in the way of fuel, oil and so forth, which are supplied for a fee by specially appointed persons. The body, wrapped in white cloth and often wound with flower garlands, is borne on a litter to this burning ground, the dead man’s friends following, and, if they can afford it, bearing sandalwood, spices and other ceremonial materials. A pile of wood sufficient to consume the corpse is furnished by the person in charge; the body is laid thereon, oil is poured over it and fragrant substances are sprinkled over it in quantities proportionate to the means of the family; then a male relative takes a flaming brand and lights the pyre.

Great quantities of jewelry are often left on bodies brought here for cremation, and the recovery of the precious metal from the ashes constitutes a considerable source of revenue for the officials in charge. The actual labor of sifting out such treasure, like the labor of building the pyres, is performed by men of low caste, cordially despised by those of higher degree.

The suicide of Hindu widows by burning on a husband’s funeral pyre has for many years been forbidden by British law, much to the regret of devoutly orthodox Brahmans.«

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Llamas, S. American Cousins of the Camel, Resting between Journeys, Cerro de Pasco, Peru

Dörren des Tees, Japan

Mediterranean Luxuriance – Palm Avenue in the Jardin d’Essai, Algiers, Algeria

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach oben

Abstand senkrecht 600 2


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