Great Ice Bridge and sightseers, c.1900, Stereograph, 85×175 mm, Unknown Photographer, PhotoMuse Collection, 2015, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

Great Ice bridge and sightseers at Niagara. Stereoscopy is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision. Most stereoscopic methods present two offset images separately to the left and right eye of the viewer. These two-dimensional images are then combined in the brain…

Maharaja Umaid Singh, Jodhpur, c.1910, Albumen Print, 300×250 mm, Unknown Photographer, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

Umaid Singh GCSI GCIE KCVO (1903 –1947), was Maharaja of Jodhpur from 1918 to his death. The second son of Maharaja Sir Sardar Singh, he succeeded his elder brother Maharaja Sir Sumair Singh upon his death in 1918; in 1922 he served as the aide-de-camp (personal assistant or secretary) to the Prince of Wales (later Edward…

Jodhpur Royal family, c.1910, Albumen Print, 300×260 mm, Unknown Photographer, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

Jodhpur State also historically known as the Kingdom of Marwar, was a kingdom in the Marwar region from 1226 to 1818 and a princely state under British rule from 1818 to 1947. Jodhpur State was the largest state under the Rajputana Agency (political office of the British Indian Empire) and the third largest state in…

Burmese woman on a boat, 1908, Stereograph, 85×175 mm, Unknown Photographer, PhotoMuse Collection, 2015, Donation of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

Burmese woman on a boat, Irrawaddy River, Burma.  Stereo Travel co, Corona N.Y. Stereoscopy is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision. Most stereoscopic methods present two offset images separately to the left and right eye of the viewer. These two-dimensional images are…

St John wolf cubs, c.1940, Silver Halide Print, 205×150 mm, Unknown Photographer, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

The Wolf Cub program was originated by ‘The Boy Scouts Association’ in the United Kingdom in 1916 to provide a program for boys who were too young to be Boy Scouts. It is a program designed for boys in grades 1-5 depending on the national organization to which they belong. It emphasizes the core Boy…

Seth (Banya), 1890, Gelatin Silver Print, 195×130 mm, Unknown Photographer, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

Banya is an occupational community of merchants, bankers, money-lenders, dealers in grains or in spices, and in modern times numerous commercial enterprises. The term is used in a wider sense in Bengal than it is elsewhere in India. The gelatin silver process is the photographic process used with currently available black-and-white films and printing papers.…

Portrait of Sri. K. Karunakaran, 2005, Archival Pigment Print, 170 x 170 mm, Photographer – Mr. Herbert Ascherman Jr., PhotoMuse Collection, 2019, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal

K. Karunakaran (1936-2016) was born in Alappuzha, Kerala, southern India. He was a technician and began assisting his father Kunju Kunju Bhagavatar in the making and repairing of musical instruments at the age of 16. His tryst with cameras began when he was asked to repair the bellows of a torn field camera in 1942.…

Portrait of a Man, c.1880, Cabinet Card, 108 x 165 mms, Photographer- Forshew, N.Y., PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

The cabinet card was a style of photograph which was widely used for photographic portraiture after 1870. It consisted of a thin photograph mounted on a card typically measuring 108 by 165 mm (4 1⁄4 by 6 1⁄2 inches). It was usually made of an albumen print, The cabinet card was larger and usually included…

Portrait of a Young woman, c.1880, Cabinet Card, 108 x 165 mms, Photographer- Achley, Rockford, PhotoMuse Collection, 2018, Gift of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection.

The cabinet card was a style of photograph which was widely used for photographic portraiture after 1870. It consisted of a thin photograph mounted on a card typically measuring 108 by 165 mm (4 1⁄4 by 6 1⁄2 inches). It was usually made of an albumen print, The cabinet card was larger and usually included…