ETHNIC COUPLE IN INDIA, DRESSED IN CULTURAL AND PERIOD CLOTHING AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY EARLY PHOTOGRAPHER G. W. LAURIE

This cabinet card is a portrait of an Indian couple posing in the studio of G. W. Lawrie, a well known Scottish  photographer who worked in Lucknow, India in the 1880’s and 1890’s. The front of the cabinet card advertises that he also had studios in Naini Tal, and Mussoorie, India. The gentleman in the photograph is wearing a sash and holding an umbrella. Is that a pocket watch on his coat? Note his hat; what is this type of hat called? The woman in the photograph has her head and upper body covered by her clothing. Hopefully, a visitor to this site can illuminate the details of this couples ethnic clothing.

Published in: on March 4, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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BRITISH SOLDIER IN MUSSOORIE, INDIA

A British soldier poses for his Cabinet Card portrait in Mussoorie, India. The photographer is J. Bell Brothers. Mussoorie is a city 34 km from Dehradun in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The city is located in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountain ranges and the city is sometimes referred to as “Queen of the Hills”.

Published in: on December 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm  Comments (1)  
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PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN IN INDIA

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This Cabinet card is a portrait of a young woman, in fine fashion, posing for photographer Thomas A. Rust in India. She is holding something in her hands but the object is unclear. Research reveals that Thomas Alfred Rust was one of the most well known early photographers in India. One source states he was active in Allahabad and Mussoorie between 1900s and 1920’s. Another reference states he was active in India and Asia between 1880 and circa 1889.  It would be fascinating to know why this woman was in India and what she was experiencing at the time of this photograph.