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Fisher Woman

Fisher Woman

An early postcard and theme of Bombay artists, the fisher woman, with a basket of fish on her head. A fishing vessel is in the background, its mast at an angle which adds energy to her pose.

Table Boy

Table Boy

From an unusual lithographic series, a marvelous rendition of a type still very active throughout the subcontinent and restaurants abroad.

A Mohmand Grass Cutter

A Mohmand Grass Cutter

Mela Ram was a photographer who might have warmly welcomed the advent of the real-photograph as a way for his art to take precedence over the vagaries of publishing in collotype or halftone using hand-tinted color to enhance images (there are few

A Malingerer

A Malingerer

[Original caption] A Malingerer. The picture shows a bullock fallen on the road. The coolies in attendance, believing the animal to be a malingerer, would coerce him into activity by throwing red pepper into his eyes. [end]

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