Ganpatrao Abajee Kale,
Sir Raghubir Singh, ca. 1900
Indian interest in photography is attested to by the fact that many of the princely rulers maintained an official photographer as part of their entourage, much as their forebears had supported court painters. This portrait of Maharao Sir Raghubir Singh, who ruled the state of Bundi in Rajasthan from 1889-1927, was taken by the state photographer.