Over the course of his remarkable career, Deen Dayal opened studios in Indian cities, employing over 50 photographers and assistants. This is a picture of the Grand Duke Alexander of Russia and companions after a cheetah hunt in March 1891.
Deen Dayal and his photographers took more than 30,000 photographs of architecture, landscapes and people. This is Deen Dayal’s picture of guests at a fancy dress ball taken in Hyderabad in February 1890.
The opulent drawing room of the Bashir Bagh palace in Hyderabad, 1888. Many of Deen Dayal’s pictures are on view now in an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
The “thousand pillar temple” at Hanamkonda in southern Andhra Pradesh state, 1887-1888.
Deen Dayal’s portrait of Nawab Asman Jah Bahadur, prime minister of Hyderabad state, October 1890.
A portrait of Maharaja Kishen Pershad, a prime minister of Hyderabad state.
The back of a cabinet card photograph taken by Deen Dayal in his studio in the Indian city of Indore, January 1894. The cabinet card got its name from its suitability for display in parlours – especially in cabinets – and was a popular medium for family portraits.