Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Studio portrait of a father with his children at Delhi, taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c. 1863
This photograph is reproduced as illustration no. 197 in volume IV of 'The People of India' (1869). The image was shown at the Vienna Universal Exhibition in 1873 as part of an exhibit entitled 'The People of India' and consisting of 132 photographs from the publication. This photograph was shown in the section entitled 'Mahomedans' who were described as being "divided into four general classes...namely, Syud, Sheikh, Moghul and Pathan...The Moghuls are the descendants of of those immigrants into India who followed the Tartar and Toorky invasions, and who always constituted large proportions of the Imperial armies."