Full-length seated portrait of a man of the Bhatia caste, Bombay.
Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund
Medium: Photographic print
This studio portrait of a man of the Bhatia caste, Mumbai was taken by Hurrichund Chintamon and shown at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections; one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the late 19th century. These photographs were part of a survey to gather information about the people and monuments of India. Material was submitted by both professional and amateur photographers. Ethnographical prints were also produced by large photographic firms and temporary studios in India to meet European demands for souvenirs from the East and in response the rising interest in ethnography.