Unidentified group of women, Central India

c. 1890s-1920s

This photograph of a group of unidentified women from central India was taken by PA Herzog and P Higgins.

Herzog and Higgins were two Englishmen who worked in Central India. Herzog presumably learned the art of photography in Jabalpur from John Blees, who produced an instructional manual on the subject. Both Herzog and Higgins worked for Lala Deen Dayal and Johnston & Hoffmann before opening their studio at Mhow (in present-day Madhya Pradesh) in 1894. They were in business till 1921. While the subjects of this photograph are unidentified, the Indian women likely belonged to the royal family of Dewas.

Unidentified group of women, Central India
c. 1890s-1920s
PA Herzog & P Higgins
With mount - H: 18.3 cm x W: 32.6 cm; Without mount - H: 17.4 cm x W: 29 cm
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