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Lynn McLaren Slides of India

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At A Glance

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  • Creator

    McLaren, Lynn, 1922-
  • Dates

  • Physical Description

    1632 Slides (photographs) (color)
  • Collection ID


  • Scope and Contents

    A set of original 35mm color slides, photographed in India in the 1960s by photojournalist Lynn McLaren (1922-2008). Subjects include people, street scenes, and temple and domestic architecture. Images from photo assignments include Nehru's funeral pyre, the Queen of Sikkim, and traditional Indian actors.
  • Biographical / Historical

    Lynn McLaren was a freelance photojournalist whose work appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek, and other publications. She also produced several books of photography. The State Department career of her first husband, John Y. Millar, took McLaren to various locales around the world, including India, Tanzania, and Berlin, where she was drawn to shots that included architecture and people, especially children. McLaren went on to earn a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. After her divorce from Millar, she moved to Beaufort, South Carolina. Her years there with her second husband, William Demarest, resulted in a book devoted to her photographs of Beaufort County.
  • Local Numbers

    FSA A2007.01
  • Creator

    McLaren, Lynn, 1922-
  • Names

    Cooke, Hope, 1940-
    Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964
  • Place

    India -- 1960-1969
  • Container

    Box 1
    Box 2
    Box 3
    Box 4
    Box 5
  • Custodial History

    Donated by Lynn McLaren, 2007.
  • Archival Repository

    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
  • Type

    Collection descriptions
    Archival materials
    Slides (photographs)
  • Citation

    Lynn McLaren Slides of India. FSA.A2007.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Arrangement

    Slides organized in slide boxes by location.
  • Rights

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
  • Genre/Form

    Slides (photographs)
  • Restrictions

    Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.

Repository Contact

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013