[Photo Album]: 1890s India Snapshots

India: [circa 1890].

Price: $1,600.00

Large octavo measuring 7" x 11". Blue cloth with "Kodak" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 44 sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs inserted into white cardboard mounts measuring between 3.5" x 4.5", without captions. The photographs are near fine with occasional creasing in a very good photo album with spotting, chips, and tears. A photo album comprised of Victorian-era snapshot photographs of a family, probably the family of a British officer residing in India in the 1890s. These images depict upper middle class British life in the Nagfur region of Central India among the native Indians with a woman in mosquito netting playing with monkeys, numerous group photos of Indian men, and the family's dogs. One section of photographs show the group, along with turbaned men, swimming and lounging by a lake, while another shows them on horseback. An early collection of snapshot photography with interesting scenes of the interstices between Indian and British culture during the Raj.

Item #395720

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[Photo Album]: 1890s India Snapshots