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an old brass bell with chains hanging from it's sides and the bell on top
[77.343] Hanging lamp
three women in bathing suits sitting next to each other
The First Miss Universe Pageant, 1952
The First Miss Universe Pageant, 1952. Lovely Miss India, Indrani Rahman, a classical dancer of Indian style which she popularized in the west, and later settled in New York in 1976.
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Nautch (dancing) girl
an old black and white photo of a man wearing a turban with long hair
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Clarence Comyn Taylor or Benjamin Simpson [?]: Kus or Khas, Goorkha, dominant tribe, Nipal. (From 'The People Of India', Volume 2, 1868-1875)
an old black and white photo of a woman with a shawl on her head
Various Vintage Photographs of Indian Nautch (Dancing) Girls
Various Vintage Photographs of Indian Nautch (Dancing) Girls - Old Indian Photos
an old photo of a man standing in front of a table with a cloth draped over his head
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Pakistan 1870s
an old photo of two people sitting next to each other at a table with flowers on it
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Portrait of two boys by Hurrichund Chintamon exhibited in the Paris Exhibition of 1867 and part of the Archaeological Survey of India. Both boys are wearing the characteristic elaborate turban of the Akalkot Marathas, the princely and military order of the former Hindu kingdom of Maharastra in central India (now in the modern state of Maharashtra).
an old black and white photo of ruins in the desert
Martand Sun Temple was dedicated to Surya (Sun) god and is now in ruins. The ruins of the temple are located near Anantnag in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Girls wearing jewellery, from the Bengal collection at the International Exhibition of (1872) Studio portrait of two young women at Lucknow taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1872, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The girls in the photograph are seated on rugs and posed to show front and rear views. They may be dancers, as shown by the anklets of small bells they are wearing. Instagram, Indian Women, Indian Fashion, Traditional Sarees, Indian Aesthetic
Girls wearing jewellery, from the Bengal collection at the International Exhibition of (1872)
Girls wearing jewellery, from the Bengal collection at the International Exhibition of (1872) Studio portrait of two young women at Lucknow taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1872, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The girls in the photograph are seated on rugs and posed to show front and rear views. They may be dancers, as shown by the anklets of small bells they are wearing.
three women sitting on top of a table next to each other
Various Vintage Photographs of Indian Nautch (Dancing) Girls
Studio portrait of three dancing girls taken by Nicholas & Curths in 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This photograph was shown at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The girls in the photograph are dancers as shown by the anklets of small bells they are wearing that jingle as their feet hit the floor in time to the music.
an old photo of a woman standing in front of a chair with a blanket over her head
Portrait of a Muslim girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, necklace and anklets Creator: Photographer : Michie and Company pany | Date: [1870] ; c. 1870Full-length standing studio portrait of a Muslim girl from Karachi in Sind, Pakistan, taken by Michie and Company in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This is one of a series of photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the 19th century, in order to gather information about th
The son of H.H. Chunnasee Rajoonath Pant by Bourne and Shepherd in the late 1860s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The youth in this photograph is holding a sword, leaning a against a banister rail beside a sculptural ornament of a horse and archer. .
The son of H.H. Chunnasee Rajoonath Pant by Bourne and Shepherd in the late 1860s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The youth in this photograph is holding a sword, leaning a against a banister rail beside a sculptural ornament of a horse and archer. .
an old fashion photo of a woman sitting at a table with a bowl on it
Madras girl wearing jewellery, from the International Exhibition of 1872
Full-length studio portrait of a seated girl wearing jewellery, from Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken in c. 1872, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Many examples of jewellery from India were shown at the London Universal Exhibition of 1872 and this photograph may have been one of those exhibited to demonstrate the way it was worn. The girl is wearing the fine ceremonial sari and jewelled head-dress worn by a bride on her wedding day.
an old black and white photo of people in native garb posing for the camera
Mahabat Khan, the Nawab of Junagarh, seated in the centre of a large group of officials and servants, taken in the 1870s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The heir-apparent and later Nawab Bahadur Khan is seated to the right, and the Minister Sheikh aha-ud-din to the left.
an old black and white photo of people in front of a castle
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Fort at Gohad. This print was taken in 1869 by George Edward Herne and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (India Office Series). The photograph, looking across the Vaisali river, shows the exterior fort walls at Gohad about 24 miles north-east of Gwalior.