Mica painting album, 1840 - 1860
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
- MacMillan, Charles Newton, 1820-1898 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
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