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Views of H. H. the Nizam's Dominions. Hyderabad (Deccan)
Lala Deen Dayal (Indian, 1844 - 1905)
Secunderabad, India; Hyderabad, India (Place Created)
Albumen silver print
Closed: 36 × 50 × 5.8 cm (14 3/16 × 19 11/16 × 2 5/16 in.)
Gift in memory of Marie McNabola and Irene Peters
Lala Deen Dayal was trained as an engineer but took up photography around 1864. He entered government service in 1866, founded the firm "Lala Deen Dayal & Sons" in 1868, and was commissioned to photograph temples and palaces of India. In 1886, Dayal retired from government service and became a professional photographer, moving to Hyderabad, India to work for the Nizam of Hyderabad, who conferred the honorary title of "raja" upon him.