Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
“I can not pose, you must let me go with my work and do the best” – this is what Gandhi said to Miss Clare Sheridan (1885-1970) – a renowned sculptor and the cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, when asked to model for her sculpture. The image shows Clare making the bust of Gandhi while he sits spinning on the floor and Mahadev Desai (1892-1942), Gandhi’s secretary, discussing something. Desai was also an independence activist and a writer.
Gandhi had gone to London in 1931 to attend ‘The Round Table Conference’ and stayed at the Knightsbridge House. The back of the stereoview carries details, written by Charles F. Andrews, about Gandhi, his life and his political influence.
Gelatine silver print on Stereoscopic card
3.5 x 7 in. (8.9 x 17.8 cm.)
Photographed by Keystone View Company, c.1931