A bhishti, Patna, 1819; from a series of Company School watercolors of various trades

Source: ebay, Mar. 2013

From 'Views in India, Saint Helena and Car Nicobar, drawn from nature and on stone by John Luard' (London: Dickinson, 1838)

Source: ebay, Dec. 2006

From 'The People of India' (1868 to the early 1870's), by W. H. Allen, for the India Office

Source: ebay, July 2008

"The Northern Konkan; Bhistis, or Water-carrier," from 'India and its Native Princes' by Louis Rousselet, 1878

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

*Bhishtis filling their water-skins; an albumen photo, c.1880's*

Source: ebay, Aug. 2007

An albumen photo, c.1880's; *another, similar view*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007

"Street sprinkler," a studio photograph, late 1800's or early 1900's

Source: ebay, Nov. 2006

A lantern slide, c.1900; the bhishti can give someone a drink without physical contact

Source: ebay, Apr. 2008

Giving a customer a drink without physical contact; a photo, c.1900

Source: ebay, Aug. 2008

A photo, early 1900's; *an enlargement, c.1918*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2006


Early photographs, probably c.1910's

Source: ebay, Nov. 2006

Watering the ground to keep the dust down: a photo from 1935

Source: ebay, May 2007

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