(Zurich, active c. 1890–1910)
Image: 20.6 x 26.4 cm (8 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.); Paper: 20.6 x 26.4 cm (8 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)
Gift of Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer 2019.186
In 1899, Harrison Road (now Mahatma Gandhi Road) became the first road to be lit by electricity in Kolkatta (formerly Calcutta).
The light poles in the image suggest the photo was taken after that event. The Jogees or Jogis are a rapidly shrinking caste that began as a community of people who practiced yoga and worshipped the Hindu god Shiva. Many earn their living as religious beggars. They traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing, but the printers in Switzerland who added the color to this image did not know that.
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