Unknown photographer: An original b/w press photograph of the Indian political leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948) during a mass rally in New Delhi on October 18th, 1947. Back with describing news telegram and stamps, including an International News Photo stamp. Photo size 17.5×13 cm. Frame size 30×21 cm.

This photograph, dated October 18, 1947, was taken only two months after India's independence from England (August 15, 1947), an event followed by mass slaugther of both Muslims and Hindus. Gandhi's great dream - a united nation with room for all denominations, the very theme of his speech - was definitively crushed during these troubled months and the end result was two independent states, India and Pakistan. Three months after the New Delhi oration Gandhi fell for an assassin's bullets (January 30, 1948).

Seller informs

This is an original b/w press photograph from 1947, which shows normal signs of age and handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.


1,000 kr.


Price realised

950 kr.  

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