Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tailors at work

Tailors at work, Madras
Studio portrait of tailors at work taken by Nicholas and Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This image is from a series by Nicholas & Curths, shown at the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873. After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to record the vast diversity of people and their dress, manners, trades, customs and religions.

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