Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Persian group, Bombay.--Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund Medium: Photographic print Date: 1867

Studio portrait of two Persian men and four children taken in Bombay by Hurrichund Chintamon and exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. It was one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the 1860s in order to gather information about the tribes, races and castes of the sub-continent. Hurrichund Chintamon began one of the first photographic firms in Bombay (1858-81).

Persian group, Bombay.

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