Vintage Nautch Photos

Quite a while ago, I blogged about Nautch and Devadasi photos from the collection of Prof. Francis Pritchett. This post is sort of like a part 2 of the earlier one. Here, I am posting some nautch photos that I found in Flickr. As much as possible, I have reproduced the images with proper attribution and under creative common license. 

Beautiful Baiji, colorized with Photoshop

Colorized with Photoshop. Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Folio from the book "From the Black Sea through Persia and India" by Edwin Lord Weeks, 1896. Image courtesy: British Library

Folio from the book “From the Black Sea through Persia and India” by Edwin Lord Weeks, 1896. Image courtesy: British Library

A European, probably Sir David Ochterlony (1758-1825), in Indian dress, smoking a hookah and watching a nautch in his house at Delhi. 1820. Image courtesy: British Library

A European, probably Sir David Ochterlony (1758-1825), in Indian dress, smoking a hookah and watching a nautch in his house at Delhi. 1820. Image courtesy: British Library

Group of Nautch Girls and Musicians [1860-1880]. Image Courtesy: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Group of Nautch Girls and Musicians
[1860-1880]. Image Courtesy: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Unknown Baiji, Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Unknown Baiji. Image courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Nautch, Rajasthan. Date Unknown. Image courtesy: adatta1461, Flickr

Nautch, Rajasthan. Date Unknown. Image courtesy: adatta1461, Flickr

Unknown Baiji. Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy, tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy, tutincommon, Flickr

Group of Nautch Girls, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 1920's. Image Courtesy: Asian Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art

Group of Nautch Girls, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 1920’s. Image Courtesy: Asian Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art

Rajeswari bai, Benaras. Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Rajeswari bai, Benaras. Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Image Courtesy: tutincommon, Flickr

Detail from "Nautch Entertainment by Man Singh in Honor of Lord Clyde, the Commander in Chief", by Egron Lundgren, 1859. Image courtesy: Jean-Francois Chenler

Detail from “Nautch Entertainment by Man Singh in Honor of Lord Clyde, the Commander in Chief”, by Egron Lundgren, 1859. Image courtesy: Jean-Francois Chenler

Mirza Bidar Bakht Safdar Khan at a Nautch Party, 1855. Image Courtesy: Asian Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art

Mirza Bidar Bakht Safdar Khan at a Nautch Party, 1855. Image Courtesy: Asian Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art

The son of Bahadur Singh watches a nautch, 1800. Image Courtesy: Asian Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art

The son of Bahadur Singh watches a nautch, 1800. Image Courtesy: Asian Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art

From the book "Winter India", 1903. Image Courtesy: Internet Archive

From the book “Winter India”, 1903. Image Courtesy: Internet Archive

From the book ""Around the world with General Grant: a narrative of the visit of General U.S. Grant, ex-president of the United States, to various countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879." Image Courtesy: Internet Archive

From the book “”Around the world with General Grant: a narrative of the visit of General U.S. Grant, ex-president of the United States, to various countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879.” Image Courtesy: Internet Archive

A Nautch in the Palace of the Ameer of Sind, 1808. Image Courtesy: British Library

A Nautch in the Palace of the Ameer of Sind, 1808. Image Courtesy: British Library

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