*Acrobats and street performers; a German print, 1700's*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2009

"Pilgrims of the Sacred Fair of Hurdwar, in the Bengal Presidency," a steel engraving by White and Higham (Fisher, Son & Co., London, 1845); *a very large scan of this engraving*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2004

"It is difficult to convey an adequate idea of the grandeur and beauty that render Hurdwar one of the places most worthy of a traveler's attention, in India, or to attempt to describe the diversified swarms of animate creation that, in the form of men and beasts of every race and clime, cover the whole ground around the holy station during the annual festival of the pilgrims at Hurdwar, in April. Horse-merchants from Bokhara and Cabool occupy the stony, central portions of the river; while those from Turkistan take up quarters behind the houses of the town. Elephant dealers incline to the suburbs for the sake of fodder; but, morning and evening, traverse the roads with their studs, each elephant having a bell attached to its neck to give warning of approach. Buneas, or grain-sellers; Hulwaes, or confectioners; cloth, shawl, and toy-merchants, occupy the roadside, close to the town; their dwelling-places being interspersed with enclosures containing piles of barley and straw, heaped up and ready for sale.

The crowding and confusion of buyers and sellers; the native groups in every imaginable variety of costume--some shining in cloth of gold, and surrounded by followers richly arrayed; others less expensively, but picturesquely, dressed, and many half-naked or wildly clad--all mingled together, among priests, soldiers, and religious mendicants-half beggar, half bandit; with here and there a cluster of Europeans mounted upon elephants, and affecting to look with supreme contempt upon the scene around them--exhibit altogether a combination of individualities that no other place in the world is capable of presenting. As may be easily imagined, the noise baffles all description."

"Group of Musicians," a watercolor, Patna, 1824

Source: ebay, Mar. 2013

"Hindoo dance, from a native drawing," from the Illustrated London News, 1857; click on the image for a very large scan

Source: ebay, May 2009

"A Hindoo Fair," a wood engraving from the Illustrated London News, 1858; very large scans of the *left half* and the *right half* of this engraving

Source: ebay, June 2002

"The Hoolie Festival," from the Illustrated London News, 1858; very large scans of the *left half* and the *right half* of the engraving

Source: ebay, Nov. 2008

*"Dancing bears in India," from the Illustrated London News, 1859*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2011

"Ganges Pilgrims passing a ghaut," from the Illustrated London News, 1864

Source: ebay, Sept. 2009

"An Indian Harlequin playing the tiger," from the Illustrated London News, 1864

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007

"Performing goat," from the Illustrated London News, 1864; click on the image for a very large scan; the *tourist poster version, 1935*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

Acrobats and street performers; from 'Le tour du monde', 1868

Source: ebay, Nov. 2008

Snake charmers, Bombay; a wood engraving, 1875 (Hachette, Paris)

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007

*A "mendicant pilgrim" playing drums, from the Illustrated London News, 1876*; also *"Indian minstrel playing the tingadee"*

Source: ebay, July 2008

*"Coolie life in India--an operatic performance," from The Graphic, 1878*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2010

*"Mandla acrobats," a photo, c.1870's*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2013

*Two street performers with drum and small adorned bullocks; a photo, c.1880's*; also *"a hill tamasha-wallah," a photo, c.1880's*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

*A tent encampment of travelers, Sagar; a photo from c. the 1880's*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2010

"The Magh Mela, or annual fair, at Allahabad," from The Graphic, 1888

Source: ebay, Nov. 2007

"Scene in the River Godavery, Nassik," an albumen photo of a pilgrimage center, c.1880's

Source: ebay, Feb. 2008

"Photo of an Indian Fakir with monkeys," c.1880's/1890's

Source: ebay, Nov. 2008

Street performers; an undated early photo

Source: ebay, Jan. 2009

Mendicant street singer, Bangalore; a photogravure by Martin Hurlimann, 1928

Source: ebay, Jan. 2009

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