Studio portrait of Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905), India’s most famous photographer during the 19th century, who learned photography in the civil service and went on to serve as the official court photographer of the Nizam of Hyderabad.
A view of the north gate of the Great Stupa at Sanchi, an early Buddhist architectural site in part made into a tourist destination even in the late 19th-century through the wide circulation of photographs of it.
This stunning image captures a grand procession through the streets of Hyderabad involving, amongst the troops, over 100 elephants. Taken in 1889, capturing such a large group was a photographic feat at the time.
This humorous image of monkeys was taken by Raja Deen Dayal in 1883 at the temple at Onkarjee, one of the holiest of sites dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
The drawing room of Bashir Bagh Palace, one of the great European-style palaces in Hyderabad, India built in the latest fashion of international architectural design, taken by Raja Deen Dayal in 1888.