Rare Photographs
 9 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Temple of Sankaragaureswara near the village of Pathan. View from south-east. Probable date A.D. 883 to 901.

Photograph of the Sankaragaurishwara temple at Patan in Jammu and Kashmir taken by John Burke in 1868. This photograph is reproduced in Henry Hardy Cole's Archaeological Survey of India R... Read More
 9 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Temple at Bhaniyar on the road between Uri and Naoshera. The temple probably dedicated to the goddess 'Bhawani,' the wife of 'Siva.' Probable date A.D. 500 to 600 (?)

Photograph of the temple at Buniyar, on the road between Uri and Naoshera, in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John Burke in 1868. Thi... Read More
 9 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Shankaracharya Temple on the summit of Takht-i-Suleiman (Throne of Solomon), near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir - 1868

Photograph of the Shankaracharya Temple on the summit of Takht-i-Suleiman (Throne of Solomon), near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John Burke in 1868. This view was rep... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Photographs
Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu - 1863

Photograph of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu; part of a collection of albumen prints taken by Clarence Comyn Taylor between 1863-65, which constitute the earliest photographs of Nepal. Taylor, a soldier in the East India Company's army, was badly w... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Photographs
Darbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal - 1870

Photograph of the Darbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the 1870s, from the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views. The largest city in Nepal, Kathmandu is the capital. It developed and prospered due to its strategic situati... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Photographs
Market Place in Kathmandu, Nepal - 1901

Photograph of a scene in Kathmandu, Nepal, from an album of 30 prints credited to Herzog and Higgins, taken in ca. 1901 and part of the Curzon Collection. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and its largest town, is situated on the Bagmati river. The town grew... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Photographs
A view of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal - 1901

Photograph with a view of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, from an album of 30 prints credited to Herzog and Higgins, taken in ca. 1901 and part of the Curzon Collection. The largest city in Nepal, Kathmandu is the capital. It developed and pr... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Rare Photographs
'Facade on the W. Side of the Nayakar Durbar Hill', from the photograph album by Capt. Linnaeus Tripe, 'Photographic Views in Tanjore and Trivady'; South India, 1858.

Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902) documented much of south India as official photographer to the Madras government (1856–1860). This... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Rare Photographs
'The Tamukkam or Tamkam', from the photograph album by Capt. Linnaeus Tripe, 'Photographs of Madura: Part 1'; South India, 1858

This photograph shows a large residential building with trees surrounding it and a long lawn in the foreground.

Madura, India

'This is a building situated N. E. of t... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Rare Photographs
'The East Gopuram of the Great Pagoda', from the photograph album by Capt. Linnaeus Tripe, 'Photographs of Madura: Part III', South India, 1858.

Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) documented much of south India as official photographer to the Madras government (1856-1860). His album Photographs of Madur... Read More
 27 Mar 2015 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Sangameshwara Temple at Pattadakal in Karnataka, taken by Thomas Biggs in 1855, from 'Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore'. Pattadakal, like neighbouring Aihole and Badami an important centre of the Chalukya dynasty, is located on the Malaprabha river in north Karnataka. The Chal... Read More
 27 Mar 2015 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Durga Temple at Aihole, in the Bijapur district of north Karnataka, taken by Thomas Biggs in 1855, from 'Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore'. The Chalukyas were a dynasty with different branches which ruled over parts of the Deccan (now in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Prade... Read More
 24 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
Mysore - 1900
A Group of Royal Ladies and Children, c.1900
Gelatin silver print, blindstamp of A.V. & Son, Curzon Park Square, captioned in ink ("Kempananjammanni")

The Young Prince is HH Jayachamaraja Wadiyar (3rd sitting from Left), HH Maharani Pratap Kumari (2nd from left), HH Regent Maharan... Read More
 9 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
View of entrance to Lomas Rishi Cave and Sudama Cave, Barabar Hills, Bihar - 1870

Photograph of the entrance to Lomas Rishi and Sudama caves taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. The excavation of these two caves has been both architecturally and epigraphically dated to around 250 BC, when ... Read More
 9 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
Entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave, Barabar Hills, Gaya, Bihar - 1865

Photograph of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi cave taken by Alexander E. Caddy in 1895. The excavation of this cave has been dated both architecturally and epigraphically to around 250 BC, when the area was ruled by the Mauryan ... Read More
 9 Jan 2015 Rare Photographs
Birds eye view of Panhala Fort - 1894

Photograph of Panhala fort from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894' taken by an unknown photographer in 1894. The Panhala fort is situated on the Panhala spur in the Sahyadri hills about 12 miles north... Read More
 9 Jan 2015 Rare Photographs
Dancing girl's tower, Panhala Fort - 1894

View of part of the ruined fort at Panhala from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894' taken by an unknown photographer in 1894. Panhala is situated in the Sahyadri hills about 12 miles north-west of ... Read More
 9 Jan 2015 Rare Photographs
Teen Darwaza, Panhala - 1894

View of the Tin Darwaza or Three-doored gate at Panhala from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894' taken by an unknown photographer in 1894. Panhala is situated in the Sahyadri hills about 12 miles north-west of ... Read More
 7 Jan 2015 Rare Photographs
Unfinished roof of Bhojpur Temple. Built by Raja Bhoja - 1882

Photograph of the unfinished dome of the Shiva Temple at Bhojpur in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in 1882, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Scenes and Sculptures of Central India, Photographed by Lala Deen Dayal, Indore.' The co... Read More
 7 Jan 2015 Rare Photographs
Lat Musjid with the Lat, Dhar - 1902

Photograph of the Lat Masjid, at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1902. Dhar in the Malwa region of central India had long periods of Hindu and Muslim rule. It was once the capital of the Hindu Paramara dynasty, known for their patr... Read More