Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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).
Image 140 x 175 mm. on paper 152 x 199 mm. Showing three young children (female) grouped beside a barrel. The ethnic group has not been precisely identified, but these may be Kurumba children (compare with photograph reproduced in Edgar Thurston, ‘Castes and tribes of Southern India’ (7 vols, Madras, 1909), vol 7, facing pp. 161, 163).
Image 118 x 160 mm. on paper 152 x 199 mm. Full length studio portrait of four aboriginal women, two standing and two seated. The women are grouped around a sheaf of wheat, with a woven basket in the foreground. One of the women holds a sickle. The precise ethnic group has not been identified, but is possibly Badaga (see Thurston, ‘Castes and tribes of Southern India’, vol 1 pp. 63-124).
A collection consisting of a panorama (5 joined prints) and loose prints, measuring approximately 280 x 210 mm. The prints are captioned (probably in Penn's hand) on the reverse. Prints 1 and 2 are also rubberstamped 'A.T.W. Penn, Reliance, Ootacamund'. This refers to the Reliance Auction and Commission Agency run by Penn in the early years of the twentieth century.