This portrait depicts a sister holding her infant brother possibly from Kashmir. Albeit captured for the unique garb adorned by the girl, this passing click has captured a moment between siblings, her sweet smile emulating from the image as being the central character of her own narrative. In the meantime, we get stoic looks from the infant brother who is unaware and disinterested in the entire affair.<r> Portrait of a girl and baby is part of our first series on Vintage Photos of India from the mid-20th century. Photography has been part of the Indian narrative since the mid 19th century and soon became a popular medium of documenting the diverse life and landscape of the country. After 1947, photography in India implied maintaining the delicate balance between capturing the beauty and progress of a newly independent country versus the famine, floods, wars and poverty that plagued the nation. Eventually, photography came to be recognised as a mainstream artistic medium and slowly became collectable after galleries started collecting and exhibiting them.