Shepherd & Robertson (British, active Agra and Simla, 1862-1864)
Albumen print from glass plate negative, Image: 18 x 24.1 cm (7 1/16 x 9 1/2 in.); Paper: 18 x 24.1 cm (7 1/16 x 9 1/2 in.); Mounted: 22.4 x 31.7 cm (8 13/16 x 12 1/2 in.). Gift of Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer 2018.36
The bullock cart, an ancient and once prevalent means of transportation in India, is still widely used in rural areas today. Here, a driver and his staff wait for a passenger. This occupational image, created by British colonial photographers for European audiences, offered armchair travelers a European view of local Indian life and customs.
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