The J. Paul Getty Museum

Mussucks for Crossing the Beas below Bajoura

Object Details

Title:

Mussucks for Crossing the Beas below Bajoura

Artist/Maker:

Samuel Bourne (English, 1834 - 1912)

Culture:

English

Place:

Bajaura, India (Place Created)

Date:

1866

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.1228.71

Dimensions:

23 × 28.5 cm (9 1/16 × 11 1/4 in.)

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Object Description

A number of native men stand near a river while carrying inflated mussucks or large leather water bags. Another group of men, including Dr. George Rankin Playfair and native coolies, stand under a nearby tree. The photographer's darkroom tent can also be seen under the tree.