25.5 x 36.0cm sheet:
recto - Nautch girls, Bombay (group portrait); 215 x 275cm
verso - (2 women); 27.2 x 21.3cm
'Nautch girls' are dancers who are entertainers (as opposed to temple dancers who perform at Hindu temples to please deities). Here, the women pose for the picture on a porch. This photograph was produced by Taurines Studios, a commercial entity based in Bombay from 1885 to 1902.