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[Photograph album of Northern India, Mhow, and environs]

Label
[Photograph album of Northern India, Mhow, and environs]
Title
[Photograph album of Northern India, Mhow, and environs]
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of photographs of India and Kashmir, dated 1891-1895, assembled by a military veterinarian with the British Army, 1st Squadron of the 18th Hussars.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
In addition to the photographs of India, the album also includes an additional 30 photographs collected on the voyage out in 1890 aboard the "Ravenna," and the return voyage home in 1895, of views of Egypt (Port Said, Suez), the fort at Gibraltar, the ruins of Pompei in Italy, the great medieval cathedral of Strasbourg, and castles, mountains, and towns of Heidelberg and Baden Baden in Germany. The India photos include views of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in Agra; and many photos of Mhow: the military barracks (cantonments), teams of elephants pulling cannons (Elephant Battery), the mess bungalow, the bungalow used by the veterinarian album owner, the regimental polo team, the polo field, Mess trophies, portraits of thoroughbred horses, with their names, and portraits of members of the 2nd Bombay Lancers and native infantrymen posing with rifles. There are also photos of the Mhow bazaar during the festival of Mohuran, the waterfalls of Takel Pani, and a nearby mountain railroad. Photographs taken in Indore document the majarajah's palace there, and in Lahore, the Shalamar Garden. Three panoramic photographs record students at the School of Musketry in Deolali, and members of the entourage of the Maharajah of Dhar. In the military camp in Aligarh, photographs record scenes of tents, horsemen, and the camp of Col. H.H. (Hugh Henry) Gough, and in Meerut, the grand review before Lord Roberts, seen from behind a row of horse carriages. In Simla, photographs document students of the Veterinary School, and a nurse, Sister Wildman. There are also several photos of the military camp at Umballa (Ambāla). The album contains photographs by professional photographers including Srinagar in Kashmir, and Simla, by the British photographer Samuel Bourne, who worked in India 1863-1870; views of Lahore by William Burke, son of the photographer John Burke who opened a studio in Lahore in 1885; studies of Delhi including four of the Kitab Minar, one of the celebrated "Asoka Pillars;" images of military groups by J.C. Townshend; and views of Mhow, Takel Pani falls, the Maharajah's Palace in Indore by the pioneer 19th century Indian photograph Deen Dayal. Also included are large portraits of Egyptian men and women by Hippolyte Arnoux, the French photographer who documented the excavation of the Suez Canal and worked in Port Said with Adelphoi Zangaki, the firm of the brothers George and Constantine Zangaki
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of Northern India, Mhow, and environs]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of [32] leaves of card stock, two or three to a page; all images have ink captions and are usually dated
  • Bound in original black full morocco boards; spine rebacked; blind-stamped floral rolled border within gilt fillet; all edges gilt; textured white endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • For additional information on early photographers in India, see India: pioneering photographers 1850-1900 / John Falconer. The British Library, 2001
Color
black and white
Dimensions
38 x 52 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (155 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchase, California Antiquarian Book Fair, Pablo Butcher, 2014.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887745031
  • ucoclc887745031
Label
[Photograph album of Northern India, Mhow, and environs]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of [32] leaves of card stock, two or three to a page; all images have ink captions and are usually dated
  • Bound in original black full morocco boards; spine rebacked; blind-stamped floral rolled border within gilt fillet; all edges gilt; textured white endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • For additional information on early photographers in India, see India: pioneering photographers 1850-1900 / John Falconer. The British Library, 2001
Color
black and white
Dimensions
38 x 52 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (155 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchase, California Antiquarian Book Fair, Pablo Butcher, 2014.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887745031
  • ucoclc887745031

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