and towns were dominated by single photographic studio. Gobindram
Oodeyram were the pre-eminent Jaipur studio for over a century.
opened in the 1880s and survived until the 1970s, when it apparently
Oodeyram postcards are, like K.C. Marrott's, strong in
images of people from all sectors of society. Certain cards,
like those of the Maharajah and his family, were lightly hand-colored. Through the Maharajah, Gobindram Oodeyram were photographers to many
visiting dignitaries. When Arch Duke Ferdinand of Austria visited in
1890, Gobindram Oodeyram created the leather-bound album commemorating
The firm also offered many photographs of nautch [dancing] girls.