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30 Insightful And Very Rare Portraits Of Indians From The 19th Century

Published on 26 May, 2015 at 3:03 pm By

1. Diljan, a bazaar woman in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Around – 1870.

 


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1_Diljan, a bazaar woman in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1870.

2. Shawl workers in Kashmir. Around – 1870.

 

2_Shawl workers in Kashmir, circa 1870.

3. Thakur Tej Singh, a Hindu landowner of the Jat people from Allyghur (Aligarh), India. Around – 1870.

 

3_Thakur Tej Singh, a Hindu landowner of the Jat people from Allyghur, India, circa 1870.

4. Oodassees, Sikh devotees or mendicants in Delhi. Around – 1870.

 


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4_Oodassees, Sikh devotees or mendicants in Delhi, circa 1870.

5. A Tibetan interpreter in Darjeeling, India. Around – 1870.

 

5_A Tibetan interpreter in Darjeeling, India, circa 1870.

6. Pundit Aftab Rae, a Hindu priest or Brahmin, in Allyghur (Aligarh), India. Around – 1870.

 

6_Pundit Aftab Rae, a Hindu priest or Brahmin, in Allyghur, India, circa 1870.

7. Shair Ullee Syud, a Shia Muslim descendant of Mohammad, Allyghur (Aligarh), India. Around – 1870.

 

7_Shair Ullee Syud, a Shia Muslim descendant of Mohammad, Allyghur, India, circa 1870.

8. A man from the Kookie or Kuki robber tribes of Cachar, Assam, India. Around – 1870.

 

8_A man from the Kookie or Kuki robber tribes of Cachar, Assam, India, circa 1870.

9. Kurrum Doss, a Hindu jogi or mendicant from Punjab, in Saharanpur, India. Around – 1870.

 

9_Kurrum Doss, a Hindu jogi or mendicant from Punjab, in Saharanpur, India, circa 1870.

10. A Meeree or Miri hill tribesman from Assam, India. Around – 1870.

 

10_A Meeree or Miri hill tribesman from Assam, India, circa 1870.

11. Duleep Singh, a Hindu from Kullianpur (Kalianpur), pictured in Allyghur (Aligarh), India. Around – 1870.

 

11_Duleep Singh, a Hindu from Kullianpur (Kalianpur), pictured in Allyghur, India, circa 1870.

12. Jwahir Loll, a Hindu banker from Allyghur (Aligarh), India. Around – 1870.

 

12_Jwahir Loll, a Hindu banker from Allyghur, India, circa 1870.

13. A rope bridge at Rampur in India. Around – 1870.

 

13_A rope bridge at Rampur in India, circa 1870.

14. Marwari cloth merchants in India. Around – 1870.

 

14_Marwari cloth merchants in India, circa 1870.

15. People who work as driers of manure with their wares piled up in baskets. Around – 1875.

 

15_People who work as driers of manure with their wares piled up in baskets, Circa 1875.

16. His Highness, the Maharajah Holkar of Indore. Around – 1877.

 



16_His Highness, the Maharajah Holkar of Indore.

17. His Highness the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Around – 1877.

 

17_His Highness the Maharajah of Jodhpur.

18. A young Kanchain woman. Around – 1880.

 

18_A young Kanchain woman, circa 1880.

19. The soldiers of the Indian army who constitute the Viceroy of India’s bodyguard. Around – 1880.

 

19_The soldiers of the Indian army who constitute the Viceroy of India's bodyguard.

20. Indian princes and British Army officers in the Hyderabad contingent polo team. Around – 1880.

 

20_Indian princes and British Army officers in the Hyderabad contingent polo team, Circa 1880.

21. A young woman in Darjeeling, India. Around – 1880.

 

21_A young woman in Darjeeling, India, Circa 1880.

22. Sir G. Campbell’s meeting with the King of Sikkim in Darjeeling. Around – 1880.

 

22_Sir G. Campbell's meeting with the King of Sikkim in Darjeeling.

23. Polo players from Manipur in India prepare for a match. Around – 1885.

 

23_Polo players from Manipur in India prepare for a match, circa 1885.

24. An Indian Brahmin and his family. Around – 1890.

 

24_An Indian Brahmin and his family, circa 1890.

25. Muslim women in India. Around – 1890.

 

25_Muslim women in India, Circa 1890.

26. A Maharajah’s tennis party at Kapurthala during the British Raj. Around – 1890.

 

26_A Maharajah's tennis party at Kapurtha during the British Raj, 1890.

27. An elephant battery of the Indian Army in Secunderabad, India. Around – 1896.

 

27_An elephant battery of the Indian Army in Secunderabad, India, 1896.

28. His Highness the Rajah Sahib of Alwar (1882–1937). Around – 1897.

 

28_His Highness the Rajah Sahib of Alwar (1882–1937), Circa 1897

29. Sir Shri Umaid Singhji Jodhpur, the Maharajah of Jodhpur, India. Around – 1897.

 

29_Sir Shri Umaid Singhji Jodhpur, the Maharajah of Jodhpur, India, 1897.

30. Prince Victor Duleep Singh, Prince of India at a fancy dress ball at Devonshire House as the Emperor Akbar, the Mogul emperor. Around – 1897.

 

30_Prince Victor Duleep Singh, Prince of India at a fancy dress ball at Devonshire House as the Emperor Akbar, the Mogul emperor,  July 1897.

 

Courtesy: vintage everyday.


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