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Bhisti (water carrier).

Bhisti (water carrier).

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 127/(94)

Item number: 94

Length: 8.3

Width: 5.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of a water carrier, one of a series of portrait studies of ethnic types and occupations taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the early 1870s. A bhisti was a water carrier, carrying water in a mussock or goat-skin, slung on his back.

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