[Two vignettes in a floral border] H.H. Rasulkhanji, KCSI, Nawab of Junagadh [and] Baha'ud'dinbhai Hasainbhai, CIE, Vazier, Junagadh
Photographer: Nelson, F.
Medium: Photographic print
Photographs of Rasul Khan, Nawab of Junagadh, and Shiekh Baha-ud-din, Vazir of Junagadh, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson during the 1890s. The album is inscribed: “With best compliments from H.H. Rasulkhanji, Nawab of Junagadh (India)” and was formerly in the collection of Sir William Lee-Warner (1846-1912), who served in the Indian Civil Service and was a Member of the Council of India between 1902 and 1912.
This pair of portraits show the head and shoulders of the sitters and are in vignette form in a floral border. The Princely State of Junagadh was founded in 1735 by Muhammed Sher Khan Babi (r.1748-1758) and was subsequently ruled by his descendents, the Babis, a Muslim dynasty who styled themselves Nawabs. Rasul Khan ruled from 1892 until 1911. Bahaduddinbhai was the wazir under the previous ruler Bahadur Khan III (r.1882-1892) as well.