Edges of Empire

KNW 2399: Edges of Empire

March 28, 2017
by Alexander Ducatelli

Knife Grinders (1855-1862)

This photograph depicts two Indian individuals, one older and one younger, working behind a wheel grinder grinding a knife. From the title of this photograph one can deduce that these individuals are metalworkers, specifically specializing in the knife manufacturing and … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
by Mariana Gonzalez

Colonized Children

Mexico Title of Photograph: Girl Sewing on Doorstep Photographer: Scott, Winfield The prominent figure in the photograph is a young school girl. She is fully absorbed in her sewing/crafting project and is looking down at her working hands. She is sitting on a step … Continue reading

March 22, 2017
by Ethan Henderson

An Examination of Colonial Worksites

Building railroads in India was a massive project undertaken by the British and performed mostly by Indian workers. Wide paths needed to be cut out of hills and areas of uneven terrain, a dangerous and difficult task. Indian workers, both … Continue reading

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