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Unidentified ethnic group, Eastern Bengal. 50

Unidentified ethnic group, Eastern Bengal. 50

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 124/(50)

Item number: 50

Length: 17.5

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Full-length portrait of five figures standing or squatting in front of a building, with the temporary studio partially visible at the left, taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s. This 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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