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Group of two South Indian woman and a child, Madras. 4332

Group of two South Indian woman and a child, Madras. 4332

Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/42(4332)

Item number: 4332

Length: 17.2

Width: 11.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Full-length studio portrait of two young women and a child posed against a temporary backdrop, in Chennai, shown at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections and is one of a series commissioned by the Government of India to gather information about the racial groups in India. Material was submitted by professional and amateur photographers working in studios and in the field. This photograph was taken by a member of the Madras School of Industrial Arts, established in 1850. The School contained an important training centre for photographers in the area.

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