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Studio portrait of Gosavis, Bombay.

Studio portrait of Gosavis, Bombay.

Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/42(4340)

Item number: 4340

Length: 17.8

Width: 21.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a group of men and youths of the Gosavi caste, posed against a painted studio backdrop, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, and was shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. It is one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in order to gather information about the different racial groups on the sub-continent in the late 19th century.

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