I recently visited the Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India). It was an early British Penal settlement. Criminal as well as political prisoners from mainland India were deported there for rigorous imprisonment which ranged from 10 to 50 years. Known as the dreaded 'Kala-Pani' then, it houses spine chilling details of British atrocities and torture.
Along with other things, there were a few newspapers on the wall. I will be writing about the 'Cellular Jail' in the travelogues separately. But for my advertising friends, here are a few ads that were published in 'The Statesman' on 15th August 1947, our Independence Day.
(Double click and zoom into the photographs to read the body copy. If you wish to use these pictures for reference purposes, kindly inform me. Will give you hi-res ones. Please do not use them commercially as I have no royalty rights on them)