In his right hand he holds a short whip like quirt and in his left a rope that appears to be his version of a lasso. The most interesting part of his costume would have to be his fringed
seam trousers. With flared boot cut legs (to more easily fit over the top of cowboy boots) these trousers were not something one would expect to find in India. They were in fact
commercially available in American and turn up in many Western photographs from the late 1800s and early 1900s both on real cowboys and Western posers. One can only assume the
trousers were purchased via mail order from the U.S.

The photographer's mark is blind embossed on the lower portion of the card but is not fully legible with only the location - Bangalore - being clear.

This image clearly illustrates just how far afield the mythos of the American West had spread even by the early 1900s.

Cabinet Photograph
Undetermined Photographer
Bangalore, India
c. 1900s