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A ‘chosen few’, famine of 78/79, [?] Binicunnyalun, near Bangalore, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022DD/4

Scope and Contents

151 x 194 mm. Grouped portrait of emaciated famine victims posed in the doorway of a thatched house. Full accounts of the Indian famines of the 1870s can be found in the Parliamentary Command Papers, Report of the Indian Famine Commission. See in particular Part III, Famine histories (c. 3086 of 1885).


  • Creation: 1878 - 1879


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Penn, Albert Thomas Watson, 1849-1924, photographer

Finding aid date

2012-05-25 10:38:32+00:00

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