Indian culture is full of life and color—with or without color photography. These beautiful black-and-white shots of people and places in 20th-century India show the stunning architecture, local customs, diverse attire, and varying moods of the country just as well as their later, in-color counterparts. Here, 14 moments from vintage India captured on camera.
Snake charmers in Delhi, 1903. Photo by Underwood and Underwood/Wikimedia Commons.
For more stunning scenes from India, check out these photos of the country’s wildly decorated trucks.