1947 Partition - Volunteers Distributing Water To Refugees in Lahore

F.E. Chaudhrycirca. 1947

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan

Volunteers distributing water to the refugees at Walton camp. The fact that they are on a horse cart suggests that they were distributing huge volumes of water, indicative of the number of people they were helping. Walton was one of the biggest refugee camps in Lahore. It was set up after the 1947 Partition of Indian subcontinent.

This image is from the collection of F.E. Chaudhry, the only known local Pakistani photographer who captured the events at the time.


  • Title: 1947 Partition - Volunteers Distributing Water To Refugees in Lahore
  • Creator: F.E. Chaudhry
  • Date Created: circa. 1947
  • Subject Keywords: 1947 Partition of Indian Subcontinent, Migration, Refugees, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 by Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). All rights reserved. No part of this image may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including copying, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). This image was donated by F.E. Chaudhry to CAP.

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