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A Sikh girl and boy in London, by Henry Grant. 1970s. Source: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.movinghere.org.uk/deliveryfiles/MOL/HG2826A_13/0/1.pdf
Sikh mother holding child as she washes her feet before entering Harmindar Sahib (Golden Temple) for services as other women wait their turn. September 01, 1946. Credit: Margaret Bourke-White. Source: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/sikh-mother-holding-child-as-she-washes-her-feet-before-news-photo/50871701
Newspaper clipping from The Illustrated Weekly of India dated May 3, 1959. Balbir Singh & Jasbir Kaur, daughter of S. S. Singh at Ramgarh. Source: https://www.saada.org/item/20130722-3034
Passport photos of Kartar Kaur and husband Magh Singh, for their travels from India to Fiji. c.1930s. Source: http://untappedcities.com/2013/06/22/a-100-year-journey-across-continents-part-ii-fiji/
Two Sikh boys and a girl in the UK. Circa: 1960s. Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/359302876498341912/
Husband and wife, Kartar Singh Sangha and Nachattar Kaur, with their Shanghai born children and a Chinese amah. The little boy in the middle Ranjit Singh Sahgha. 1936.Source: https://www.facebook.com/SikhsInShanghai/
Sikh families fly to the UK from Kenya. 1972. Source: http://www.sikhchic.com/books/article-detail.php?id=2930&cat=12
A 1913 photograph of an Indian woman emigrant. at Ellis Island, USA. Her attire is described as ” genuine harem skirt”. May or may not be Sikh. Source: http://www.gjenvick.com/Immigration/EllisIsland/1913-01-ImmigrantsGoingThroughEllisIsland.html#axzz3sW4tUf1H
A worshiper explaining, for the benefit of the European audience, that a large part of the Sikh religion is woven in songs. January 01, 1938| Credit: John Phillips. Source: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/worshiper-explaining-for-the-benefit-of-the-european-news-photo/50442774
Dr Armjit Chopra marries Daman Chatwal in a traditional Sikh wedding.
February 27, 1966| Credit: Stroud. Source: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/sikh-wedding-high-res-stock-photography/JF3188-001
Sohan Singh Rai Family picture, 1953, USA. Source: https://www.facebook.com/SikhsInShanghai/