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Group of Thugs [Peshawar].

Group of Thugs [Peshawar].

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 127/(67)

Item number: 67

Length: 5.2

Width: 8.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of six thugs, one of a series of prints of ethnic types and occupations taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the 1860s. The term ‘thug’ translates as ‘cheat, swindler or deceiver’ and was more specifically applied to a robber or assassin who was part of a gang occupied in murdering travellers, usually with a cloth scarf (thugee cord).

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