Juggler performing the sword-swallowing trick, Madras
Photographer: Nicholas and Curths
Medium: Photographic print
Studio portrait of a juggler performing the sword-swallowing trick at Madras in India, taken by Nicholas & Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of Indian Collections. This photograph is from the series of 'Photographs illustrating various native classes, occupations, &c,' shown at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The juggler in this image has only the hilt of his sword protruding from his mouth.