Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Studio portrait of Gosavis, Bombay.--Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund Medium: Photographic print Date: 1867

Studio portrait of Gosavis, Bombay.

Photograph of a group of men and youths of the Gosavi caste, posed against a painted studio backdrop, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, and was shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. It is one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in order to gather information about the different racial groups on the sub-continent in the late 19th century.

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