Carte-de-visite portrait of porters, one of a
series of prints of ethnic types and occupations taken by Samuel
Bourne in 1863. A coolie was a hired labourer or burden-carrier.
The term dandy was applied to a kind of vehicle used in the
Himalayas consisting of a strong cloth slung like a hammock and
attached to a bamboo staff carried by two or more men. The
traveller would either sit sideways or li…