From a Duke University photo archive, a collection of black-and-white prints, all shot in Banaras between 1969 and 1971. All pictures by William Gedney. There are lots of pictures in the set, so let me point out some favorites. (I will not be linking to the JPEGs directly. So click on the thumbnail for a larger image.)
This one looks like the opening of some great play. If you've ever been to Banaras, you know the city has an entirely different character at dawn.
Rickshaws in the rain. A faceless man. (Probably a hot, hot summer?)
Back roads and crossroads.
And finally, two urban Banarasis doing what Banarasis love to do: talk. (Note the poster in the background which translates as "teeth make life enjoyable")