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Darwash (Dhara Wala), Eastern Bengal.

Darwash (Dhara Wala), Eastern Bengal.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 124/(37)

Item number: 37

Length: 23.3

Width: 18.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Portrait of two male figures, one seated in a European chair, the other standing; both are holding tambourine-like instruments. This print is from a collection of portrait studies of individuals and groups from Eastern Bengal (modern Bangladesh and Assam). They were taken in or around a temporary studio constructed from wicker panels with an open roof to admit light onto the subject. A hand and arm can be seen in the background holding a plain photographic backdrop in place.

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