Albumen photographs from the 1870's, depicting barious crafts, castes, tribes, mostly in Delhi.
*"BAORIS". Caption: Bird catchers. Low caste Hindoos. Delhi. From 'The People of India', published from 1868 to the early 1870's by WH Allen, for the India Office.
*"BUNNEAS. HINDOO TRADERS. DELHI"*. Caption: "Bunneas are universal all over India. They are small traders of the people. A Bunnea's shop or stall contains meal and fine flour of wheat with semoline, meal of millets and different kinds of pulse, rice."
*"DYERS. MAHOMEDANS. DELHI"*; see also *BL*
*"GOOJURS. HINDOOS. DELHI"*. Caption: "They are dishonest, untrustworthy and lawless in a high degree. They are notorious and successful cattle lifters. In this photograph her head is shaved."
*"KORKOOS. ABORIGINAL TRIBE. BERAR"*.
*"JATS. HINDOOS. DELHI"*. Caption: "They preserve the same characteristics of fine soldierly figures, and strong but simple features. There are two grand divisions of Jats. One which has become Sikhs. The two do not intermarry."
*"MOGHULS. MUSSULMANS OF ROYAL FAMILY OF DELHI"*.
*"RAJPUTS. HINDOOS. DELHI"*. Caption: "The present group is one of Chohan Rajpoots."
*"SANSEES. WANDERING TRIBE. LAHORE"*
*"SCARF MAKER. MUSSULMAN. DELHI"*
*"SHROFF. MONEY DEALER. HINDOO. DELHI"* Caption: "Shroffs are not always Bunneas. Their trade is the exchange of money, the giving change for Rupees in pyce or copper coin. The Shroff discounts hoondees or bills of exchange, bonds."
*"WEAVERS. HINDOOS. DELHI"*; lower left, "Shepherd and Robertson." (shown above)
*"ZUNLOZIS, GOLD LACE WEAVERS. MUSSULMANS. DELHI"*
Source: ebay, May-June 2005
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