Archive / Films / Craster Collection – Film 7


B&W. 8:23min. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. c. 1930s. Film made by Col. George Cras’ter, Chief Staff Officer in Jaipur State, 1931-35. Jaipur: Procession of elephants. Women spinning. Road to Amber with views of old palaces and tombs. Jotwara (Jhotwara): domestic scenes – Mary Craster with her pony (Mus) and Pertrab Singh. Galta: scenes of John McLeod Campbell; a group of Europeans feeding ‘ sacred ‘ monkeys, divers into a holy lake. Mary Craster playing in the garden with puppies. Jaipur: torchlight procession. Tonk: scenes of a camel carriage; ghats; bullock stables; crocodiles and cormorants.


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