Portrait of Raja Deen Dayal, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-19
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 copy print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Studio portrait of Lala Deen Dayal.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905, also known as Raja Din Diyal or Lala Deen Dayal), was a professional photographer in India. In 1868, he established the Lala Deen Dayal & Sons studio, which specialized in images of Indian temples and palaces. He later established additional studios in Secunderabad, Mumbai (previously Bombay), Indore, and Hyderabad. In 1884, he became official court photographer to Mahbub Ali Khan, sixth nizam of Hyderabad. Deen Dayal received the title "Raja" in 1894 and Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria in 1897.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original retained by Mrs. Hemlata Jain.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 86-19

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 86-19, Portrait of Lala Deen Dayal, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Deen Dayal exhibit brochures were also donated with this collection and have been relocated to the National Anthropological Archives Reference Files.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs by Raja Deen Dayal can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 82-44.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs by Deen Dayal can be found in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives in A1989.1.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Peabody Essex Museum, Alkazi collection in Delhi and British Library also hold photographs by Deen Dayal.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Mrs. Hemlata Jain, Dayal's granddaughter or great granddaughter and owner of the Dayal studio, through Suddha Gallagher, 1984.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
East Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Deen Dayal, Raja, 1844-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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