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Mr Lane in Indian Dress 
1843-1847 
  
Calotype 
18.5 x 13.2 cm 
  
Victoria and Albert Museum 
Museum number: 3127-1955 
  
 
LL/36292 
  
It is not known whether the Mr Lane shown is the Edinburgh actor of this name or the explorer Edward William Lane (1801-1876). His Indian costume might by explained by either identity: the explorer may have collected such clothes on his travels or the actor may have been dressed for a theatrical role. Mr Lane is posed in the open air since interiors were not light enough for a negative to be quickly produced in the 1840s. The setting of the portrait, however, does not acknowledge the open-air location and is arranged to look like an interior scene. 
 
 
  

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Examines how portraits provide on colonialism and the acceptance the dress codes of local populations. This includes both the wearing of local clothing by European travellers and residents along with the indigenous populations of areas being photographed in western clothing styles. Photographs are also included that show interactions between different racial groups.

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