An important and serious looking baby in the arms of a servant, a cdv circa 1880s


A very good carte de visite, annoyingly with no photographer’s credit, showing an important looking baby with his servant guardian. The baby, presumably a boy, wears ropes of pearls and jewellery. The rich clothing and cap bring to mind the Muslim states of Hyderabad or Bahawalpur but we have seen similar caps in images from Rewa and Gwalior.  The man looks none too pleased abojut being photographed.   nov25/3