A cabinet card showing a large group of Singhalese dancers and performers.
The photograph might have been taken in Ceylon [modern day Sri Lanka] or it is possible that these performers were appearing at one of the world’s fairs held in Europe in the late nineteenth century. In addition to these international expositions, there were also individual promoters who managed shows that moved around Europe. John and Carl Hagenbeck operated the largest of these touring companies but there were many other smaller enterprises too.
Condition: the print is in excellent condition, with particularly good tonal range; the mount is clean, firm and solid.