The Ganges At Benares: Washing In The River
I made a little buying trip down to the western part of the state. These two photos are my favorites, though there are other good ones yet to be posted. I also raided a cache that I had stashed in a bathroom at my mother's house, so the addict has a new supply.
The penciled notation on the back of this photo says, "Sacred River Ganges at Benares India washing in the river, they believe cleanes [sic] them of all their sins".
It would be nice, of course, if these two photos were amateur shots made by some tourist. However, it seems just as likely that they were professional photos sold to tourists.