Rare Photographs
 5 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the ivory Throne Chair and stool presented to the Queen by the Maharaja of Travancore in 1851, Windsor Castle, by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1899.

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 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
Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore (1832-1880)

Full-length seated carte-de-visite portrait of Rama Varma, Maharaja of Travancore (1832-1880) from the 'Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables' by Bourne and Shepherd, early 1870s. The Princely state of Travancore is now... 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
 4 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Padmanabha Swamy Temple at Trivandrum - 1895

Photograph of the gopura of the Padmanabha Temple at Trivandrum, taken by Zachariah D'Cruz in the 1890s from the 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. This ancient Hindu temple is one of the greatest of Kerala and was patronised main... Read More
 3 Jan 2013 Rare Photographs
Carte De Visite, Illustrations of Anglo Indian Life, Principal Table Servant, India, 19th century.

"Khansamah or The Principal Table Servant"
"The main servant who superintends all the table arrangements, takes orders for dinner and purchases the requisites for daily consumption. The photogra... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Near view of the Taj Mahal from the river Jumna, Agra - 1858

General view of the Taj Mahal from the riverbank just to the north-east, photographed in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet. Both Dr John Murray and Felice Beato, who gave the Tytler's tuition in photography,... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Top of the Palace of the King in the Kaiser Pasand, Lucknow. View taken from the top of a three storey house - 1858

Photograph of the Kaisar Pasand taken by Robert and Harriet Tytler in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. A caption note accompanying this print continues, "The Palace, about ... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Taj of Agra from the land side - 1858

Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, following the Uprising of 1857. The Taj Mahal was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Arjumand Banu Begum upon her death in 1631. ... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Mosque at Meerut said to be the principal resort of the mutineers - 1858

Photograph of a mosque at Meerut, taken by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. Meerut was a garrison town about sixty km from Delhi. In May 1857 a British comma... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Head of East Nalla Canal, Rohree [Rohri], Sindh - 1860

Photograph of Rohree (Rohri), Sind, part of the ' Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Rohri is on the east bank of the Indus River and it is believed th... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Rohree [Rohri] from the north - 1860

Photograph of Rohree (Rohri), Sind, part of the ' Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Rohri is on the east bank of the Indus River and it is believed that the site was or... Read More
 13 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
The Asar Mahal, Bijapur - 1875

Photograph of the The Asar Mahal in Bijapur. The Asar Mahal was built by Muhammad Shah in 1646 as a Hall of Justice and later became a sacred sanctuary housing some hairs from the beard of the Prophet. The east side is an open portico supported on four wooden pil... Read More
 7 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Hutheesing's Temple (Jain), Camp Road, Ahmedabad - 1880

Photograph of the Jaina temple of Seth Hathisingh at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Charles Lickfold in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views. Ahmadabad spreads along the river Sabarmati and is Gujarat's capital ci... Read More
 5 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Perforated or carved stone window in Seedee Syed's Mosque, Ahmedabad - 1880

Photograph of a perforated screen in the Sidi Sayeed mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Charles Lickfold in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views. Ahmadabad spreads along the river Sabarma... Read More
 4 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Close view of sculpture of Matsyavatara (fish incarnation of Vishnu), Garhwa, Allahabad District - 1875

Photograph of a sculpture of the fish incarnation of Vishnu, Matsya avatara, from Gharwa, taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. At Garwa there is a pentagonal shaped compound inside whi... Read More
 2 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Palace and the City, Udaipur - 1910

Photograph of City Palace from the 'Reading Collection: Views of Udaipur taken by an unknown photographer c.1910. The photograph is part of an album containing architectural and topographical views of sites in Rajasthan, mainly of Udaipur, originally in the ... Read More
 1 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
Tomb of Rabia Durrani, at Aurangabad - 1880

Photograph of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, or Queen's Tomb, in Aurangabad, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. This tomb, built in 1678, is the most well known building i... Read More
 1 Nov 2012 Rare Photographs
View of screen of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara from the neighbouring verandah, Aurangabad - 1868

Photograph of the screen of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara at Aurangabad in Maharashtra, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Henry Mack Nepean in 1868. This tomb, built in 1678, is the most w... Read More
 31 Oct 2012 Rare Photographs
General view of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Aurangabad - 1868

Photograph of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara at Aurangabad in Maharashtra, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Henry Mack Nepean in 1868. The Bibi-ka-Maqbara or Queen's Tomb built in 1678, is the most well known building in ... Read More