An unusua; close- up carte de visite photograph of Nawab Sir Salah Jung of Hyderabd


A carte de visite of Nawab Sir Salah Jung Bahadur, K.C.S.I. [1829 – 1883], Prime Minister of Hyderabad, who was one of the first to be made a Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India on 24th May 1866 when it was enlarged from the original order of just one class [K.S.I.]. This cdv does not have a photographer’s credit on the verso but probably dates from the early 1870s. It is most unusual to come across a cdv which shows such a close up facial study From 1869 he was co-Regent of Hyderabad during the minority of the new Nizam.  Nov28/3

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