Bourne & Shepherd Portrait Photographers. Unidentified. According to Wikipedia, Bourne & Shepherd was an Indian photographic studio and one of the oldest established photographic businesses in the world. Established in 1863, at its peak, it was the most successful commercial firm in 19th-and early 20th-century India, with agencies all over India, and outlets in London and Paris, and also ran a mail order service. At its closure, the studio had operated continuously for 176 years.