The Artful Pose
A few pictures from The Artful Pose, Early Studio Photography, c 1855-1940. All the photographs are by Shapoor Bhedwar to the best of my knowledge.
The picture with the holy man (The Mystic Sign/The Yogi – The Lesson) suggests Hindu women in short cholis and sarees.
One photograph features a Maharashtrian family, the women in traditional nine-yard saris with contrasting blouses.
There is a young girl in a drape and without a blouse in the picture titled Rose Bud.
There is the photographer himself, dressed like a saheb (it gets my approval, I love flat caps:)). His mother is in a Parsi style sari, the children in clothing common for young Parsi children at the time (including little caps for the girls).
All are probably taken around 1890.
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