Group portrait of pupils of the London Mission Girls' Boarding School, Bangalore.
Photographer: Dixon, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a group of 24 girls and their teacher at the London Mission Girls' Boarding School, Bangalore, taken by Henry Dixon in the 1860s. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections and was shown at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. The state of Mysore was one of the most progressive regions in pre-independent India. It was a pioneer in establishing modern systems of education; the London Mission was the first school for girls in Mysore, established in Bangalore city in 1840. The photographer was Capt. Henry Dixon of the 22nd Regiment, Madras Native Infantry.