Rare Photographs
 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 of p... 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 collectio... 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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 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