People of Punjab in the 1890s

Sohail Abid   /   March 29, 2015

Found these invaluable photos of the people of Punjab from 1898-99 in a book I was reading today. The book, Panjabi Sketches, an account of the life and times in Punjab in the late 1800s, is written by an English missionary woman who had access inside the households. And thus contains some exquisite details about the family life and people in general.

a-potter-and-his-apprentice

rustic-sugar-press

a-punjabi-street

lady-visitors-to-a-mission-house

sikh-peasants

a-punjabi-kitchen