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Juggler performing the sword-swallowing trick, Madras

Juggler performing the sword-swallowing trick, Madras

Photographer: Nicholas and Curths

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/52(4964)

Item number: 4964

Length: 10.3

Width: 13.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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.

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