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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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