John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Lafond Brothers, photographers, Secunderabad, 1868, 1869 (Thacker’s).
At the 1860 exhibition of the Madras Photographic Society, ‘Mr J. Lafond exhibits some interesting stereographic and other groups, and a view of Vizagapatam from the backwater. Amongst the groups is one of the American Mission School children with Mrs Winslow and some of the native teachers...Native woman with a basket on her head intended as a model for a caryatide, is by no means a favourable specimen of an eastern figure...’ (Madras Journal of Literature and Science, no.11, new series, May 1861, p.193).
Prospectus from Messrs. Lafond Brothers, dated 26th April 1867 - Intimating that they propose to take photographic views of certain places in Nagpore and Kamptee; stating that if sufficient encouragement be received they propose to send the plates to be printed in England, and to offer copies of the set at Rupees 30 each; and inviting persons, who may be desirous of patronizing the publication, to subscribe for it in the form attached to the prospectus.
RESOLUTION. - Governement will subscribe for ten copies.
- Λ Bombay Public Proceedings, May 1867, IOR/P/441/50 no. 443.