Full Dress Gandhi

Gandhi

(via vintagephotocollection.com)

Well here’s something I never expected to see: Mahatma Gandhi in white tie.

The depiction in this vintage photograph is very likely a forgery considering that the faces are identical in both shots, but it still begs the question of why would someone create the forgery?  I did a little research and found this newspaper article from 1931 which would suggest the image was intended as satire:

Gandhi_Spokane_Daily_Chronicle_Sep_4_1931Nonetheless, an interesting bit of sartorial miscellanea.

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