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Mr Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy of Bombay.

Mr Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy of Bombay.

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 127/(57)

Item number: 57

Length: 8.3

Width: 5.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Head-and-shoulders carte-de-visite portrait of Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy , from the Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables, taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the early 1870s. Merwanjee Framjee Pandoy (d.1876) was a broker to several English trading companies. He was a pioneer of the cotton mill industry and with Sir Dinshaw and Nasarvanji Petit, he established Manockjee Petit Spinning and Weaving Company; later he took over the Oriental Spinning and Weaving Company. Panday also established the Bombay press, East India Press Company, and the Imperial banking and Trading Company.

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