ca. 1900 Bamba Sutherland, née Singh Sukerchakia coming out dress

She was daughter of the last Maharaja of Lahore who was forcibly separated from her mother and raised Christian in great luxury. She was born in 1869 and would have celebrated her 18th birthday in 1887 so her debut was delayed. She returned to Lahore and married Dr David Waters Sutherland, the principal of King Edward Medical College in Lahore. Her Wikipedia article is here.

ca. 1900 Bamba Sutherland, née Singh Sukerchakia coming out dress

While Wikipedia dates this to ca. 1900, the mammoth leg-o-mutton sleeves say ca. 1895.

Keywords:  Singh Sukerchakia family, Sutherland family, British, straight coiffure, feathered headdress, scoop neckline, quarter length leg-o-mutton sleeves, A-line skirt, train, necklace, gloves 


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