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Image: 19.6 x 26.3 cm (7 11/16 x 10 3/8 in.); Paper: 19.6 x 26.3 cm (7 11/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2016.266.33
The English in India approximated life back home instead of adopting local ways. This image, probably one of Deen Dayal’s stock photographs, proved to those back in England that the comforts of home were readily available in India. Treacher’s, a multistory emporium in Bombay, offered a plethora of products ranging from drugs, wine, and electromedical instruments to silver tea sets and rocking horses. Many goods were imported, but some local craftsmen had mastered traditional European forms for objects including furniture and silver.
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