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 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
Distant view of the Palace at Bangalore from the grounds - 1890

Photograph of the Maharaja’s Palace at Bangalore, Karnataka from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894'. The Maharaja’s Palace at Bangalore, Karnataka was built in c. 865 a... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
The Victoria Diamond Jubilee Hospital, Bangalore - 1900

This photograph of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Bangalore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'. "The Victoria Diamond Jubilee Hospital, Bangalore City... constructed i... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
The Navagali or Fifth Day Ceremony of the Marriage of the Maharaja of Mysore - 1900

This photograph of the Royal Marriage, Mysore taken in 1900 by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar and his bride Maharani Pratap Bai ... Read More
 19 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Exterior view of the Buddhist Chaitya Hall (Cave XII) and adjoning Vihara, Bhaja Caves, Karli - 1885

Photograph of the exterior of the Buddhist Chaitya Hall (Cave XII) and adjoning Vihara, at Bhaja Caves, Pune District, taken by Henry Cousens around 1880, from the Archaeological Survey of Indi... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Tomb of Mowlana Zarzari Zarbuksh, Rauza - 1890

Close view of tomb of Zar Zari Baksh from the inner courtyard, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of Caves of Ellora and Dowlatabad Fort in H.H. the Nizam's Dominions' taken by Deen Dayal in the 1890s. Rauza or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Bird's-eye view of the tombs at Khuldabad - 1868

Photograph of tombs at Rauza in Maharasthra, taken by Henry Mack Nepean in 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Rauza, or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’ is an old walled town renowned for its onion-domed tombs. The... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Tomb of Aurangzeb, Khuldabad - 1890

View of the entrance to the chamber of Aurangzeb's Tomb photographed from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of Caves of Ellora and Dowlatabad Fort in H.H. the Nizam's Dominions' taken by Deen Dayal in the 1890s. Aurangzeb's Tomb (d.1707) is situated at Rauza or ... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
The Paradise Cottage (Rest house), Rauza - 1890

Photograph of the Paradise Cottage (Rest house) and a number of tombs, Rauza, Maharashtra from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of Caves of Ellora and Dowlatabad Fort in H.H. the Nizam's Dominions' taken by Deen Dayal in the 1890s. Rauza or Khuldaba... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Pavilions in Aurungzeb's pleasure gardens, Khuldabad (Rauza) - 1868

Photograph of pavilions at Khuldabad photographed by Henry Mack Nepean in 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Rauza, or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’ is an old walled town in Maharashtra renown... Read More
 9 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Ahalya Bai's Ghat on the River Ganges, Varanasi - 1883

Photograph of Ahalya Bai's Ghat on the River Ganges, Varanasi from the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented by the Maharaja of Benares' by Babu Jageswar Prasad in 1883. Ahalya Bai's Ghat was named after the Queen ... Read More
 6 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of what is probably the chhatri or cenotaph of a queen of the Holkar dynasty of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, taken by G.W. Lawrie and Company in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views.

Indore, now a major industrial city known for its textiles and second city o... Read More
 19 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Glacier on banks of Weinghin [Hanle] river - 1860

Photograph of the glacier on the banks of the Weinghin (Hanle) river from the 'Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. The Hanle River is a tributary of the Indu... Read More
 19 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Yarkund Mission, Palace and Monastery, Leh - 1873

This photograph, looking towards the rocky outcrop on which the palace and monastery of Leh, the capital of Ladakh, stand was taken by Edward Francis Chapman in 1873 and is from an album which forms part of the collection of Sir James Robert Du... Read More
 14 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
View of the Kundas or bathing places, Nasik - 1875

Photograph of a view of the Kundas or bathing places in Nasik. Nasik is one of the holy cities of Hinduism as it is believed to be one of the places where Rama spent his exile with Sita and Lakshmana. The town lies on both sides of the Godavar... Read More
 14 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
View over the River Sipra at Ujjain - 1869

This photograph was taken by George Edward Herne in 1869 and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (India Office Series). In this view, which looks across the river Sipra towards the city walls of Ujjain, a temple enclosure is s... Read More
 12 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Agra, 1860

This photograph shows a gateway known as the Hathi Pol (Elephant gateway). From it can be seen the Hiran Minar (Deer tower). There are two people underneath the gateway who give a sense of scale to the building.

This photograph shows a gateway at Fatehpur Sikri, a city built by t... Read More
 7 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Entrance to Sikh Temple, Amritsar - 1870

This temple, built by Guru Arjan Dev in the late sixteenth century represents the spiritual centre of the Sikh faith and draws devout pilgrims from all over the world. Here they experience darshan, an auspicious vision of the temple deity, receive relig... Read More
 7 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Golden Temple, Amritsar
Printed in Zürich - 1897

Source: Zentralbibliothek Zürich Read More
 4 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
H.H. the Maharaja's Palace, Trivandrum - 1895

Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of the Kaudiar Palace, Trivandrum of the Travancore Royal family. It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George ... Read More
 4 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
The Maharaja's State Car, Trivandrum - 1900

Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of the Travancore Maharaja's State Carriage in Trivandrum. It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George Nathani... Read More