|Archive ALP 8|
|George Francklin Atkinson, Curry & Rice.|
but “a satirical work that critiqued the lives and behaviors of British colonialists in India. Atkinson served with the Bengal Engineers between 1840 and 1859. Written immediately following the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857, the work describes a fictional Indian village called Kabob. Included in the narrative are forty full-page tinted lithographs of daily life around the village, which he illustrated himself. Atkinson caricatured colonial officials in a humorous way, presenting brief vignettes of different fictional British characters residing in the village”.
|Photograph found in Archive FOS 8|
A later blog post will look at the forensic and legal manuals presented by members of the Police Service but, Charles William Foster 1885-, Portait parle system of description for police purposes, Lahore : Civil and Military Gazette, 1913. (Archive FOS 8), is a good example of a publication not available in other libraries but donated by the author. It is a modification, for local police officers, of the identification system based on physical measurements of facial features devised by the Frenchman Alphonse Bertillon, with some of Foster’s manuscript notes tucked into the back and a photograph of serving officers in the front.
Suzan Griffiths, Cataloguer.