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Portrait of a bearded man with a lamp, Eastern Bengal.

Portrait of a bearded man with a lamp, Eastern Bengal.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 124/(28)

Item number: 28

Length: 18.5

Width: 14.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Half-length portrait of a bearded man with lamp taken against a plain background by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s. This print is one of a series of portrait studies of individuals and groups from Eastern Bengal (modern Bangladesh and Assam). It is possible that they were taken in response to the Government of India's call for photographs representing various ethnic types from across the sub-continent.

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