This early carte-de-visite from India doesn’t have the young woman’s name on it, but it was listed for sale on eBay along with a few other photos from the same family, one of which had “Miss Collins” written on the back. The same young woman is in that photo, along with several young adults who may have been her siblings. I had hoped to buy the other photos as well as this one, but the bidding on those went too high.
The CDV was made by F.W. Baker, who operated his studio in Calcutta (Kolkata) from 1857 until 1869. In census records for Calcutta, I found a Frederick Worgan Baker, but I couldn’t confirm that he was a photographer.
In the next image, which I saved from eBay, you can see the same young woman seated on the floor. This CDV was also made at Baker’s studio. As I mentioned above, “Miss Collins” is written on the back:
I think the woman seated at the center of the group above is also in the image below:
Wouldn’t it be interesting to know something about this family?
[Note: the original title of this post was Miss Collins (?) in Calcutta by F.W. Baker]