people of India : A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan, originally prepared under the authority of the government of India, and reproduced ...

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

Names
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes) (1827-1892) (Editor)
Kaye, John William, Sir (1814-1876) (Editor)
India Museum (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1868 - 1875
Place Term: London
Publisher: India Museum
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFY+ 01-9004
Topics
India --
Indigenous peoples -- India
Manners & customs -- India
Genres
Photographs
Books
Notes
Content : In v. 1-3 the letterpress is by various authors; in v. 4-8, by Meadows Taylor.

Statement of Responsibility: Ed. by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye.
Physical Description
Form: Albumen prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 8 v. mounted photos. 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : 2675501
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13409080
UUID: ed948d00-c5fb-012f-238b-58d385a7bc34
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