Rare Photographs
 28 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
Ashoka Pillar in Allahabad - 1858

Photograph of the Ashoka Pillar in Allahabad from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Allahabad's location at the junction of the Ganges and Jumna river in central In... Read More
 28 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
THE ALLAHABAD PILLAR

The Asoka Pillar now in Allahabad Fort is rightly regarded as originally erected at KauSambi. Dr. Bhandarkar says that the savanna or orders of Asoka against schism which we find engraved on pillars are at three different places, namely, Sarnath, Sanchi and Allahabad. "Th... Read More
 27 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
Rear view of ruins of the Baladitya Temple, Nalanda - 1872

Photograph of the rear view of the ruins of the Baladitya Temple at Nalanda, Bihar, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1872. While these ruins date to the sixth century, Nalanda was originally famous as the sanctuary of Shariputra, one of... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
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 c.1865 and modified fro... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
The Palace, Bangalore - 1890

This photograph of the Palace, Bangalore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.General view of the buildings, built in castle form, with a large group seated in carriages in the foreground. Caption... Read More
 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 and m... 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 tow... 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 renowned f... 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
 7 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Palace of Maharaja of Indore, Benares
[Zürich] [1896]

Source: Zentralbibliothek Zürich 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
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
The Church, Delhi - 1860s
Delhi, India

Samuel Bourne, born 1834 - died 1912 (photographer)

Albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

This photograph shows St James's Church. It was built in 1836 by James Skinner, one of the British community, and was the first church in Delhi. Th... Read More
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
St.James's Church, Delhi - Showing damage caused by the Mutiny fighting - 1858

Photograph of St. James's Church in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. St James Church was commissioned by Co... Read More
 17 Feb 2013 Rare Photographs
On November 25, 1800, Krishna Pal, a thirty-six year old Indian carpenter, had dislocated his arm, and Dr. John Thomas, the first missionary to India from the Baptist Missionary Society, set Krishna Pal's arm, and, along with Joshua Marshman, spoke to him about the Christian faith. Later, Krish... Read More