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1960, Bombay Schoolgirls| wearabout vintage

December 6, 2015

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Two school going girls.
c. 1960. Bombay, India.

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“This photo is of my mother and her sister(in their mid teens) from the late 1960s. It was taken inside a flat in a heritage building in this area called Prarthna Samaj where many Gujarati merchants had initially settled and when Bombay was still being made.

My mom is the one in a pinafore at the back. She is a very strong woman. She went from wearing minis to wearing ghunghats to raising 3 kids on her own and now she works as a jewellery designer.”

– Sent in by Isha

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1970, Manipuri Bride | wearabout vintage

April 9, 2015

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A Manipuri bride in Potloi — the Manipuri wedding attire. c. 1970. Imphal, Manipur.

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“That’s my aunt in Potloi.” –Sent in by Dolly

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1920, Shillong | wearabout vintage

March 15, 2015

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A Tangkhul Naga man(r) with an unknown person.
c. 1920. Shillong, Meghalaya.

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“On the right is my maternal great grandfather(from Tangkhul Naga tribe) while studying Theology in Shillong probably in the early 1920’s. He introduced the 7th Day Adventist doctrine in Manipur.”

— Sent in by Mahonring

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1980, Dimapur | wearabout vintage

March 14, 2015

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Naga women in their early 20s.
c. 1980. Dimapur, Nagaland.

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“First photo is of my mom Aien(r) and her friend Akumla taken in the early 80s somewhere in Nagarjan in Dimapur.

Second photo is of my mom(l) and her friend Amen sometime in the late 70s. This was taken while on the way to their tuition classes.

My mom works as an assistant teacher now.”

– sent in by Temsuna

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1954, Shillong | wearabout vintage

March 8, 2015

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A newly married Naga couple.
1954. Shillong, Meghalaya.

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“This photo of newly married Obu and Azao is from 1954 in Shillong where Obu was posted as the Assistant Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

Azao (Mrs Metongla Aier) now nearing 92, was the first lady evangelist among the Ao Naga tribe.
Obu (late Mr Sashimeren Aier) was the first MA among the Nagas. He was also known as the Architect of Modern Nagaland.
Azao now lives in Shillong. They are my mom’s parents.”

— sent in by Sirawon

1977-78, Shillong | wearabout vintage

February 27, 2015

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“These pics are of my dad and his friends around 1977-78. They are all Zeliangrong Naga boys in their late teens studying in Shillong.

My dad was a free spirit, an all rounder – local singer, martial artist, he had plenty of friends and roamed around everywhere. I was surprised to hear he turned up good grades haha!

Those were interesting days, he used to say. They listened to Grand Funk Railroad, Cat Stevens, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt etc.
Bell bottoms were all the rage with block heel shoes. They would be 3-4 inches tall!”

– sent by Abigail

1983, Darjeeling | wearabout vintage

February 26, 2015

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“This is my very cool daddy in 1983 in Darjeeling on a trip with friends.”

– sent by Abigail

1976, Shillong | wearabout vintage

February 25, 2015

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Naga men in their early 20s.
“Photos taken for keepsake.”

1976. Shillong, Meghalaya.

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I found some amazing photos while digging through my friend’s old family albums. I’ll be sharing some of them on my blog over the next few weeks and I’d love you to contribute.

If you have the time and inclination, mail me your vintage photos on wearabout/at/gmail/dot/com with some info about the photograph(time and place + anything else of relevance). If you are on instagram use #wrbtvintage

Looking forward to your photos.


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