Rare Photographs
 4 Feb 2016 Rare Photographs
Ruins of Vijayanagara - 1868

Photograph of the ruins at Vijayanagara from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern Indian' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868.

Vijayanagara, the City of Victory, was the most powerful Hindu kingdom in Southern India from... Read More
 3 Feb 2016 Rare Photographs
Studio portrait of a group of Coorg priests - 1860

Portrait of eight priests from the Kodagu District, Karnataka in south-west India, taken by Nicholas and Curths in c.1860s. This was one of a series of ethnographical photographs from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. These were co... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Peshwa's Palace in Pune (Poona) - 1860, Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. In the centre of the old city of Pune, the imposing walls of the Shaniwarwada palace is all that is left of the royal residence of the Peshwas. The pal... Read More
 28 Oct 2015 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the throne on Krishnagiri hill at Gingee in Tamil Nadu from the 'Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1894-95'. Gingee is situated south-west of Madras and was established during the Chola dynasty. The fort at Gingee has been occupied by the Vijayanagara kings, the Na... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Photographs
Photograph of a richly sculptured disc from Amaravati, representing the adoration of the Buddha's begging bowl, photographed on site after the Government excavations of 1880 by Sergeant Coney. In the Buddhist Stupas of Amravati and Jaggayapeta of 1887, James Burgess, who was in charge of the exca... Read More
 14 Oct 2015 Rare Photographs
Nandi at Chamundi Hills, Mysore - 1902
Unknown photographer

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 23 Sep 2015 Rare Photographs
Tomb of Nizam-ud-deen, Delhi - 1895

Photograph of Nizam-ud-Din’s Tomb in Delhi from the Macnabb Collection, taken by G.W. Lawrie and Company in the 1890s. Shaikh Nizam-ud-Din Auliya (1236-1325) of the Chishti order was Delhi’s most revered Muslim saint and his tomb or dargah is still a site ... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Photographs
Temple of Ganapati, Khatav, Satara District - 1897

Photograph of the Temple of Ganapati at Khatav in the Satara District of Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in 1897-98. This side view, shows the massive masonry blocks used in the construction. In the Progress report for the Archaeological Sur... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Photographs
Nawgaon Ganapati Temple, Dhar - 1902

Photograph of the Nawgaon Ganapati Temple at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1902. Dhar in the Malwa region of central India has a long tradition of history encompassing both Hindu and Muslim rule. It was once the capital of the po... Read More
 15 Sep 2015 Rare Photographs
Chutter Munzil, Lucknow
Photo by Edward Sache
c.1880's

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 12 Jul 2015 Rare Photographs
View of the city gate, Somnatha - 1895

Photograph of the city gate at Somnath in Gujarat, taken by the travelling commercial photographer F. Nelson during the 1890s. The album is inscribed: “With best compliments from H.H. Rasulkhanji, Nawab of Junagadh (India)” and was formerly in the colle... Read More
 12 Jul 2015 Rare Photographs
View of the Temple of Somanatha - 1895

Photograph of the temple of Somanatha Temple at Somnath in Gujarat, taken by F. Nelson in the 1890s, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Photographs of Junagadh'. In the report, 'Somanatha and other mediaeval temples in Kathiawad' of 1931, Henry Cousens wrote,... Read More
 26 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Great Mosque in Gulbarga Fort - 1880

Photograph of the Jami Masjid in Gulbarga, Karnataka, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892', taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. In the early 14th century the Deccan was occupied by Muhammad Tughluq (r.1325-51)... Read More
 26 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Asuf Gunj, Gulbarga - 1880

Photograph of a street scene in Gulbarga, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892', taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s. In the early 14th century the Deccan was occupied by Muhammad Tughluq (r.1325-51) who brought the entir... Read More
 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill from Xavier's, Bombay
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay, The Said-Memon Street
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay Rampart Row, from Esplanade Hotel
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay, Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder and Harbour
Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Malabar Hill - Panorama of Bombay from Ladies' Gymkhana
By Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Albumen print

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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay Watson's Esplanade Hotel
By Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

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