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A Kashmir Woman

A Kashmir Woman

This woman, in a similar pose on a postcard published by and from a photograph by Fred Bremner, was called "A Punditani (Hindu) Kashmir." Inasmuch as titles were fluid, the same image, above, was called "A Daughter of Noah Dal Lake Kashmir" in a

A Cobbler

A Cobbler

An early postcard that blends photography, the collotype printing process and colorization to produce what the Germans called a "Lichtdruck" or "light print" that resembles a painting.

A Bania Lady

A Bania Lady

A beautiful example of colorization, with the rich brown of wood and skin set off against the black and white original studio backdrop. On the back, one owner has pencilled in "Hindu Bourgeois."

A Parsee Lady

A Parsee Lady

Parsi women were a popular subject—progressive women with traditional virtues, counterpoints to the nautch girl. This Parsi Lady is holding what could be a postcard.

Kulri Bazaar, Mussoorie

Kulri Bazaar, Mussoorie

Kulri Bazaar, Mussoorie almost feels painterly in its alternating pattern light and soft dark fabrics. In the center, his back turned to us, but with no apparent import, is a British man wearing an infamous solar topee, the sartorial logo of the Raj.

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