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Burmese family

Burmese family

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/6(41)

Item number: 15641

Length: 28.9

Width: 21.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Burmese family, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. This view shows the family group posed against the entrance stairway to a temple. They wear traditional Burmese dress, including striped wrap-around skirts known as

hta-mein worn by women and a more voluminous version for men known as a pahso. The photograph is from an album devoted almost entirely to Lord Elgin's Burma tour of November to December 1898. Victor Alexander Bruce (1849-1917), ninth Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine, served as Viceroy of India between 1894 and 1899.

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