Indian Tea Garden Coolie Girl

Indian Tea Garden Coolie Girl

ca. 1905
13.85x
8.80cm

Postcards of the tea industry were popular in the early 20th century and helped spread consumption of the product grown in northeast and South India and Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. Women and children often picked the tea leaves, and this worker, likely from the Darjeeling area, poses much like an actress in a studio, where the original photograph was probably taken.