Tailors at work, Madras
Photographer: Nicholas and Curths
Medium: Photographic print
Studio portrait of tailors at work at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas and Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This image is from a series by Nicholas & Curths, shown at the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873. After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to record the vast diversity of people and their dress, manners, trades, customs and religions.