Nov 18, 2016
Nov 18, 2016

Colonel F. G. Oldham, Simla

Colonel F. G. Oldham, Simla


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Raja Deen Dayal

(Indian, 1844–1905)

Albumen print

Image: 13 x 20.3 cm (5 1/8 x 8 in.); Paper: 13 x 20.3 cm (5 1/8 x 8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2016.266.14



In Deen Dayal’s shots of large groups, the sitters are artfully arranged in close proximity, some even touching. But in his family portraits, at least in this album, the individuals are separated. The top image features Colonel H. R. Thuillier (1838–1922) holding his horse’s bridal, his wife Emmeline, their two terriers, and rickshaw drivers. Thuillier became the surveyor general of India the year this photograph was taken by Deen Dayal, who had just given up surveying for photography. Francis Oldham (1839–1923), an engineer at the India Public Works Department, poses with his wife Nora, their son Brian, an unidentified woman, and rickshaw drivers.

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