The following photos of Sikh women are from 1890 to the 1930s. If you have old photos of Sikh women that you’d like to share, send them to info@kaurlife.org! To see other vintage photos we’ve featured, click here.

The Sandhu Family. http://www.sikhpioneers.org/t_usphot.html
The Sandhu Family. http://www.sikhpioneers.org/t_usphot.html

 

1927. Women of the community with the Guru Granth Sahib in the Stockton Gurdwara, California. Front row, left to right: Hari and Blanche Dhillon, next three children unidentified; middle row, left to right: Mrs. Pooni, Rattan Kaur, next three women unidentified, Karm and Kartar Dhillon (wearing identical dresses), next three women unidentified; back: Granthi Bhola Singh. Coutesy of Sohan Singh Pooni, Surrey, British Columbia. Source: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/SSEAL/echoes/chapter8/chapter8_5.html
1927. Women of the community with the Guru Granth Sahib in the Stockton Gurdwara, California. Front row, left to right: Hari and Blanche Dhillon, next three children unidentified; middle row, left to right: Mrs. Pooni, Rattan Kaur, next three women unidentified, Karm and Kartar Dhillon (wearing identical dresses), next three women unidentified; back: Granthi Bhola Singh.
Coutesy of Sohan Singh Pooni, Surrey, British Columbia. Source: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/SSEAL/echoes/chapter8/chapter8_5.html

 

1915s. Bakhshish Singh and Rattan Kaur with family -- Kartar Dhillon archives. Source: http://www.sikhpioneers.org/gadarphoto.html
1915s. Bakhshish Singh and Rattan Kaur with family — Kartar Dhillon archives. Source: http://www.sikhpioneers.org/gadarphoto.html

 

1915s. Kartar Dhillon standing on the right and his family. Source: http://www.sikhpioneers.org/gadarphoto.html
1915s. Kartar Dhillon standing on the right and his family. Source: http://www.sikhpioneers.org/gadarphoto.html

 

1948, Kenya. East Africa pioneer Sardar Sampuran Singh Gill, and his family. Photos below: courtesy, Gopal Singh Chandan, Swaran Singh Nijhar, Amarjit Singh Chandan Collection. Source: http://www.sikhs.org/memories/photo_9.html
1948, Kenya. East Africa pioneer Sardar Sampuran Singh Gill, and his family. Photos below: courtesy, Gopal Singh Chandan, Swaran Singh Nijhar, Amarjit Singh Chandan Collection. Source: http://www.sikhs.org/memories/photo_9.html

 

1938, British Columbia. Women & children at a Sikh owned lumber company. Source: http://www.sikhs.org/memories/photo_28.html
1938, British Columbia. Women & children at a Sikh owned lumber company. Source: http://www.sikhs.org/memories/photo_28.html

 

 1931, Kelowna B.C. Naranjan Kaur with her children and father Mehar Singh.
1931, Kelowna B.C. Naranjan Kaur with her children and father Mehar Singh.

 

1890. Punjab. A Sikh family. Source: http://www.sikhs.org/memories/photo_1.html
1890. Punjab. A Sikh family. Source: http://www.sikhs.org/memories/photo_1.html

 

1950. Punjab. Jaswant Kaur and her husband, Harchand Singh Brar.
1950. Punjab. Jaswant Kaur and her husband, Harchand Singh Brar. Source: http://www.sikhs.org/memories/photo_11.html

 

1971. Leeds. Surjit Kaur and her husband Bahadur Singh Landa. Together, they raised nine children. Source: http://gt1588.com/home-abroad-passing-of-a-pioneer/
1971. Leeds. Surjit Kaur and her husband Bahadur Singh Landa. Together, they raised nine children. Source: http://gt1588.com/home-abroad-passing-of-a-pioneer/

 

1938. UK. Harnam Singh Kaumi & family. Source: http://www.bhatra.co.uk/manage/html/gallery.html
1938. UK. Harnam Singh Kaumi & family. Source: http://www.bhatra.co.uk/manage/html/gallery.html

 

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1930s. Manchester, UK. Bhil Singh & Family. Source: http://www.bhatra.co.uk/manage/html/gallery.html

 

1916. The Dhillon family in Astoria. Seated 2nd and 3rd from left in middle row are: Rattan Kaur (mother) and Bakhshish Singh Dhillon (father). Children from left to right: Kapur, Karm, Katar, and Budh. The three unidentified men are friends.
1916. The Dhillon family in Astoria, OR. Seated 2nd and 3rd from left in middle row are: Rattan Kaur (mother) and Bakhshish Singh Dhillon (father). Children from left to right: Kapur, Karm, Katar, and Budh. The three unidentified men are friends. Source: http://www.sikhpioneers.org/gadarphoto.html