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Mica painting album, 1840 - 1860

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains Indian mica paintings likely collected by Charles MacMillan. These paintings consist of gouache paint on thin sheets of mica showing people and scenes in India. They were made for the tourist trade during the British colonial era and were sold as souvenirs. The paintings in this collection likely come from the city of Patna. The likely collector of this album was Charles MacMillan, son of Mary MacMillan, had served in the British Army in India. Charles emigrated to the United Sates from Scotland before 1861.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1840 - 1860


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.


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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA