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Hill coolies.

Hill coolies.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(4)

Item number: 2224

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a studio group portrait of five porters from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Bourne and Shepherd in 1863. The figure on the left holds a folded dandy (a cloth hammock on a pole for carrying passengers), while two others have khiltis or kiltas (wicker baskets carried on the back like rucksacks).

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