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Bourne & Shepherd 
Dancing Gaddis men 
[Bourne and Shepherd's Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages connected with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Tour in India 1876] 
1875-1876 
  
Albumen print 
10.0 x 13.7 cm (image) 
  
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2114149 
  
 
LL/93491 
  
Photograph of Gaddis men dancing. There are eight men arranged in a row, with the six to the left facing each other in pairs with their arms arranged in different gestures. The man to the far right is crouched on the floor playing a small trumpet, while the man beside him to the left holds a drum. All are wearing jackets with thick belts and headdresses decorated with feathers. There is a building behind which is partially covered in ivy.
 
This is one of a series of photographs from a published volume documenting the tour the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, made of India in 1875-76. Included in the album are a group of photographs of local people.
 
Presented to Alexandra, Princess of Wales by her husband the Prince of Wales at Christmas 1876 
 

 
  
 
  
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