This is most likely a staged photograph of a European official flanked by his attendants. While one performs the role of the traditional chauri-bearer, waving a large bamboo hand fan, and another holds the base of an elbaorate hookah, a third standing figure on the left of the official seems to be bringing in official documents. This image is printed on albumen paper and mounted on card.
TitleAn Officer at Rest flanked by Native Attendants
Album TitleIndia Archive, 1860
MediumAlbumen print (on card mount)
Dimensions15.8 cm x 21.4 cm
Accession No.2016.5.1 (2)