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Maratha barber

Maratha barber

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/52(4955)

Item number: 4955

Length: 18.1

Width: 23.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Maratha barber at work in India, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This image was probably shown at the Vienna Universal Exhibition of the same year. The Marathas originate in Maharashtra and are mostly from the peasant class, although some are Kshatriyas(Warriors).

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