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 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Looking north from a minaret of the Jumma Masjid, Delhi - 1903

Stereoscopic photograph of the city of Delhi, taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India. This is a view from a minaret of the Jami Masjid looking north over the outskirts of ... Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Stereoscopic photograph of Muslims at prayer in the courtyard of the mosque at Ahmadabad, taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India. The Jami Masjid, situated in the centre of the city, was completed in 1424 and built by Sultan Ahmad Shah (... Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Devout Mohammedans prostrate at prayer time - Jumma Musjid, Delhi - 1903

Stereoscopic photograph of Muslims at prayer in the Jami Masjid at Delhi, taken by James Ricalton in c.1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India.

The Jami Masjid was the principal mosque of S... Read More
 9 Jul 2013 Article/Essay
Alexander John Greenlaw entered the East India Company as a cadet in 1834 and quickly rose through the ranks. He married in India in 1841 and made captain in the Madras Native Infantry by 1850. Exactly when Greenlaw began to practice photography as an amateur is not known, but it must have been i... Read More
 8 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
This photograph shows a fortified gateway known as the 'Talarighat Gate', Hampi (Vijayanagara) - 1856
By Alexander Greenlaw

This photograph shows an oblique view of a ruined three storeyed gateway set into fortified walls. The two upper, arched sections have carved surface detail and a parape... Read More
 8 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
This photograph shows an oblique view of a tall, faceted stone column, sidelit by sunlight and centred against a white sky. The capital of the column has a rounded disc, a faceted disc and a larger rounded disc upon which sits a square metal section with a crenelated ring underneath and on top is... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
This photograph shows the Garuda shrine, maha mandapa and eastern gopura, Vitthala temple complex, Hampi (Vijayanagara) by Alexander Greenlaw - 1856

This photograph shows an oblique view of an ornately decorated and domed stone shrine which resembles a chariot with large stone wheels and is se... Read More
 7 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Stone temple car in the Vitthala Temple, Vijayanagara - 1856

Photograph of the Vitthala Temple at Vijayanagara in Karnataka, taken in about 1856 by Andrew Charles Brisbane Neill. Vijayanagara, the City of Victory, was the seat of a powerful Hindu kingdom in Southern India from 1336 to 1565. The ... Read More
 2 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Photo album:
Photographs of Western India
At the SMU Central University Libraries site

View this album at:

http://bit.ly/12EzhXi Read More
 1 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Pounding rice - 1895

Photograph of a group of Kashmiri women in the modern-day state of Jammu and Kashir in India, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. The two standing women are pounding rice with wooden poles in a vessel. The older woman squatting on the left is separating grains o... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Naini Tal, Landslip in 1880

Photograph of the aftermath of the Nainital landslip from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1880. The area of the Kumaon Hills had come under British rule after the Anglo-Nepal Wa... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
General view of the north end of Naini Tal - 1875

Photograph of Nainital from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1875. According to legend Nainital takes its name from the Hindi word for eye as it is said to ... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
View of the north end of Naini Tal, with the new Assembly Rooms in the foreground - 1885

Photograph of Nainital from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1885. The area of the Kumaon Hills had come under Britis... Read More
 29 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Photograph by Samuel Bourne of the Zojji-La Pass, Kashmir, about 1866

From 1863-1870, Bourne made three trips to the Himalayas in Northern India. Many of these topographical photographs appear as a result of this final, six month photographic expedition in 1866, accompanied by Dr. G.R Playfair... Read More
 29 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
The Spiti Valley from the Dunkar - 1866
By Samuel Bourne

Taken from a high viewpoint this photograph looks down and through a valley of high mountains. In the foreground in the top left hand side is a corner of a ruined building, possibly part of the Dankar fort. As the mountains recede into ... Read More
 27 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph by Samuel Bourne of 'A bit of the new road near Rogi' Punjab, about 1866

From 1863-1870, Bourne made three trips to the Himalayas in Northern India. Many of these topographical photographs appear as a result of this final, six month photographic expedition in 1866, accompanied by Dr... Read More
 24 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Peaks in Hamla pass, Himalayas, 15000 ft.
1850-1900

Source: Science Museum, UK Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Bunderpoonch, the Jumnootri Peak - 1865

View of the Bunderpunch in Yamunotri in the Himalayas, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Bunderpoonch peak was named after the legend that Hanuman, the Monkey God, after setting the city of Lanka on fire with his burning tail, extinguished the flame o... Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Snowy peaks of Jumnotri, near source of Jumna - 1866

Photograph of snowy peaks of Jumnotri, near source of Jumna from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1866.Samuel Bourne, the bank clerk and amateur photographer arrived in India in 1863 during the early years... Read More
 21 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Glen near Kulu Valley - 1866

Photograph of a glen near Kulu Valley from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1866.Samuel Bourne, the bank clerk and amateur photographer arrived in India in 1863 during the early years of commercial photography. Photographs taken ... Read More