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Afghan Warriors

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Afghan Warriors About 1895

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
By 1889, Fred Bremner had set up his own studio in Karachi and another in Quetta, the growing capital of the province of Baluchistan. From there he travelled across the province, following the newly laid railway tracks, to the very north-western edge of British India, on the border of Afghanistan. In his memoir he wrote of his encounters there: "There is nothing the Baluchi and Afghans value more than to be armed with a gun". Much of Bremner’s portrait photography depicts men grouped together. The men were often used to represent a racial ‘type’; such images were popular as postcards during the first decades of the twentieth century.


  • Acc. No. PGP 129.44
  • Medium Platinum print made by Pradip Malde from collodion glass negative
  • Size 25.20 x 30.20 cm (image size 24.70 x 29.30 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1987