Online Collection

The Online Collection showcases a selection of our objects for you to discover and explore. This resource will grow as the Museum's Collection is catalogued and computerised, and as new acquisitions are added.

« New search

« Prev - 1 of 1 results - Next »

Nizam's Army, (3rd Cavalry) Native Officer in full dress, 1846

Coloured aquatint by J Harris after Henry Martens. Number seven in the series 'Costumes of the Indian Army' published by R Ackermann, 1846.

Almost a quarter of the population of 'British India' lived in over a hundred semi-independent princely states who had entered into treaty relationships first with the East India Company and later with the Crown. These states maintained their own armed forces, usually supplied with British officers. In the case of the large state of Hyderabad, the Crown maintained a small army known as the Hyderabad Contingent besides the Nizam of Hyderabad's own small forces.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1951-11-24-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

Browse related themes