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Cotton Cart

Cotton Cart

Cotton was the product that helped put 19th century Mumbai on the road to becoming one of the world's major cities. The product was celebrated on postcards like this virtual painting.

A Cobbler

A Cobbler

Itinerant workers, cobblers can repair all sorts of things. Note the sophisticated lithographic printing of this image, which some early Clifton & Co.

Silversmith

Silversmith

Looking at this collection of craftsmen and spare surroundings of the workshop, one realizes how much of the fine silver work from Kashmir was a matter of manual labor and skills.

Coolies

Coolies

Although posed in the photographer's studio, it shows how young girls carried suitcases and bedding on behalf of visitors to the hillstation.

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