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Sarnakais (goldsmiths), Eastern Bengal.

Sarnakais (goldsmiths), Eastern Bengal.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 124/(56)

Item number: 56

Length: 17.7

Width: 22.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

This print shows a group of three goldsmiths posed with the tools of their trade taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s. This print is from a collection of portrait studies of individuals and groups from Eastern Bengal (modern Bangladesh and Assam). They were taken in or around a temporary studio constructed from wicker panels with an open roof to admit light onto the subjects.

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