While no information regard the actual identity of this man exists, he could well be a serving officer in "mufti" an Arabic word used in British India for civilian dress specifically when
worn by army officers. This carte de visite offers an outstanding view of they type of civilian dress worn by British subject in India during the latter part of the 19th Century. While this
man may have been an officer he could just as easily been a member of the Indian Civil Service, a merchant, a tea plantation owner or perhaps an adventurous traveler seeing the
sights in the exotic East.

Carte de Visite
Lindley & Warren - Photographer
26 Apollo Street, Bombay, India
c. 1870s