Nov 18, 2016
Nov 18, 2016

Miss Lyall, Simla

Miss Lyall, Simla


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Raja Deen Dayal

(Indian, 1844–1905)

Albumen print

Image: 12.4 x 20.3 cm (4 7/8 x 8 in.); Paper: 12.4 x 20.3 cm (4 7/8 x 8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2016.266.5



A number of Deen Dayal’s Simla portraits include rickshaws, which were items of great novelty, being found in India only in Simla at the time. The two-wheeled, human-powered passenger cart first appeared in Japan around 1870 and was introduced to Simla around 1880 by a Scottish missionary. The town’s steep hills required four drivers, two to pull and two to push. Horse-drawn buggies were another common means of transport.

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