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Fruitsellers

Fruitsellers

c. 1880

Scowen & Co.

(British, active Ceylon, 1876-1895)

Albumen print from glass plate negative

Image: 20 x 27.2 cm (7 7/8 x 10 11/16 in.); Paper: 20 x 27.2 cm (7 7/8 x 10 11/16 in.); Mounted: 23.1 x 30.3 cm (9 1/8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Gift of Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer 2018.40

Description

Occupational scenes like Fruitsellers were popular subjects in 19th-century colonial photography. Like this image of fruit sellers in colonial Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), such images provided armchair travelers with insight into local life and customs, as seen through European eyes.

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