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Nov 12, 2014

Various Vintage Photographs of Indian Nautch (Dancing) Girls



Delhi dancing girls with musicians, early 1900's



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



Photos, early 1900's, from Gobind Ram & Oodey Ram, Jaipur



A photograph of two dancing girls, by K. L. Brajbasi & Co., Patna, c.1910's



Hand-colored photograph of two dancing girls, probably from western India, c.1890s



Nautch girls, an albumen print, c.1880's



A group of dancing girls, a postcard photo, late 1800's

A

Gipsy Dancing Girl, Kathiawar, a photo by Taurines, 1880's



Nautch girls, Bombay, by Taurines, c.1880's



Photograph of three nautch or professional dancing girls, taken at Kabul in Afghanistan by John Burke, c. 1879-80.



Photograph of three nautch or professional dancing girls, taken at Kabul in Afghanistan by John Burke, c. 1879-80.



Studio portrait of three dancing girls taken by Nicholas & Curths in 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This photograph was shown at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The girls in the photograph are dancers as shown by the anklets of small bells they are wearing that jingle as their feet hit the floor in time to the music.



Wuzeerun, bazar woman, Sarahanpoor 1870s



Dancing girl, Hindoo, Sind, a photo from 'The Peoples of India', W. H. Allen, for the India Office, c.1872



A dancing girl, Lucknow, 1870



A dancing girl, Lucknow, 1870



Nautch girls, Kashmir,an albumen print perhaps by Frith, c.1870's



Native Nautch at Delhi (or Shalimar?), 1864 by Samuel Bourne



A dancing girl photo probably by Bourne, from the 1860's



A Nautch Girl [from Ceylon], from Customs of the World, ed. by Walter Hutchinson, London, 1931

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