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Persian group, Bombay.

Persian group, Bombay.

Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/42(4338)

Item number: 4338

Length: 15.2

Width: 20.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Studio portrait of two Persian men and four children taken in Bombay by Hurrichund Chintamon and exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. It was one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the 1860s in order to gather information about the tribes, races and castes of the sub-continent. Hurrichund Chintamon began one of the first photographic firms in Bombay (1858-81).

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