Amazing Rare Pictures From 19th Century India

On April 23, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Bashir Nagh Palace

BBC News recently published this collection by 19th Century photographer Raja Deen Dyal (first picture below). In Punjabi his name looks like this: ਲਾਲਾ ਦੀਨ ਦਯਾਲ awesome, huh? He began his career in the 1870’s and served as a court photographer. the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts holds nearly 3,000 of his plates in New Delhi.

The pictures show among other things, a spread of some of the big players in collonial India in the 19th century. Characters pictured include the Indian King Nizam Mabub Ali Khan, the Grand Duke Alexander of Russia and the Prime minister of Hyderabad. I don’t know much more about them than that, but they look great.

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Raja Lala Deen Dayal - Photographer

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Grand Duke Alexander

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Gwalior 1878

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Hyderabad fancy dress ball

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Nizam Mahbub Ali Khan portrait

OLD RUSSIAN PHOTOS

GATEWAY TO HELL FOUND IN TURKEY

DINOSAUR FAIRY LAND

BOLLYWOOD HORROR FILM POSTERS

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Nizam Mahbub Ali Khan

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Prime Minister Nawab Asman Jah Bahadur

Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Water Palace Deeg

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