Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Full-length seated portrait of a Shawak Bania, Bombay.--Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund Medium: Photographic print Date: 1867

Photograph of a Shawak trader or merchant, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon in the 1860s. A print of this image was shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections; one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the late 19th century. These photographs were part of a survey to gather information about the people and monuments of India. Material was submitted by both professional and amateur photographers.

Full-length seated portrait of a Shawak Bania, Bombay.

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