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102-003 Rare Original Clarence Stoody Photograph. Pencil signed.

Rare Original Clarence Stoody Photograph. Pencil signed “Stoody”. Pollanaruaw Ancient City in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). 

Nagaraja Guardian statue at the temple entrance flanked by a local guide dressed in a sarong lungi. Lankatilaka Vihara (Buddhist temple).

Stoody's photographs from the Asian Theater (WW2) have never been published. Stoody, a professional photographer, served in the US Armed Services, Signal Corps, Asian Theater. Many of Stoody's photos were taken in Kunming China (the terminus of the Burma Road and station for the Flying Tigers and subsequently home of the 14th Air Force) and in Ceylon (now SriLanka). National Geographic featured the work of the Army Signal Corps in an article that was written contemporaneously with Stoody's service in Kunming. Subsequent to his military service he setup a photography studio in Tucson, AZ. He was featured in Life Magazine, September 1, 1950. Stoody was a native of Tucson, AZ.

Reference:Passantino, J.E. "Kunming, Southwestern Gateway to China." The National Geographic Magazine, August 1946, Vol. XC, No. 2.


a. Origin Ceylon
b. Estimated Age 76 years
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Photography Black & White
d. Size (mention cm/inches) Large Format. 18” x 15” 45.7 cm x 38.1 cm
e. Condition Report Excellent condition
f. Damage & Shortcomings No damage Some lite fading.
g. Item Location (Country) USA
Seller Name Charles Nuckles
Seller's Email ID