Just some nice old photographic plates described a few blog posts ago “old photographic glass plates” I now have the permission to show you what was in those boxes!
The hunting trip: If you had the money, you booked your transport and gathered a few mates and, off hunting you will go. These were times of men, showing they were real men and what they could do and what “trophies” they could shoot.
It was probably safer to shoot wild animals from up high in a tree, hence the need to build yourself a suitable hunting platform around a sturdy trunk.
Once you bagged your Tiger you could pose for your photo and then have the jungle Sherpa’s carry it home for you.
Jungle Sherpa’s carrying home the trophies. Of course hunting was not limited to tigers, anything that moved, there was plentiful supply back then. Including the Asian bear.
Above is a Boar and the magnificent Leopard
After the animals were shot and carried home they were the prepared for display or sale.
The above images were kindly donated for display by one of my clients. I do not condone hunting of any kind these are simply a record of what used to happen and a photos of historic interest.
To see where these plates came from and what they were boxed in, see my post on “old photographic glass plates“