|An albumen print showing a group of Indians identified as ‘Natives of Matheran’ by an inked inscription in a period hand in the lower margin.
Matheran is a hill station in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated about 70 miles from Bombay [nowadays Mumbai], it was established in 1850 as a resort where the British in the region could escape the summer heat. Languages spoken there include Marathi, Hindi and English.
Photographer unidentified but probably E. Taurines.
The print measures 6.7” by 9” (170 mm by 229 mm) and is mounted on a cut-down section of album page that has been neatly split from its reverse by a professional conservator.
condition: The print is in excellent condition; there is a very small amount of foxing in one margin of the mount.
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