Rare Photographs
 31 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Panorama of a street scene, Amber
'Views of Eastern Parts of Rajputana, 1885'
By Lala Deen Dayal

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 31 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
View at Mount Abu - 1870s
By Colin Murray
Albumen print, signed, numbered or captioned in negative

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 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Komal's Kirti-sthamba, Chittor

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
The Indur Mahal, Jaipur

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Temples and column at Baroli

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Rani Sipri's mosque and tomb, Ahmedabad.

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
City view, Jodhpur - 1895

Photograph of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, taken by Lala Deen Dayal in the 1890s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord & Lady Curzon during Autumn Tour 1902'. Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
The Great Temple, Jhalrapatan - 1860

Photograph from an album of 80 albumen prints taken by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey. Modern Jhalrapatan, in the Jhalawar region of Rajasthan, was founded by the side of an artificial lake in 1796, close to an old site, by Zalim Singh the chief of Jhalawar, and be... Read More
 13 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Kailasanatha temple at Ellora - 1865

Photograph of the entrance to the Kailasanatha temple at Ellora, part of the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad, taken by J. Johnston in the 1860s. The site of Ellora has a spectacular series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain ... Read More
 13 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Indra Sabha Cave, Ellora - 1865

Photograph of the pillars inside the Indra Sabha cave at Ellora, part of the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad, taken by J. Johnston in the 1860s. The site of Ellora has a spectacular series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave ... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s (Enlarged photo)

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, the first captioned in pencil on verso, some mounted

Comprising; salt print from waxed paper negative of the town from the flagstaff towards the mosque.

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 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Hampi : Eastern Gopura and Lamp Column, Vitthala Temple Complex - 1856

This photograph shows the eastern gopura and a monolithic lamp column, Vitthala temple complex, Hampi (Vijayanagara).

Vijayanagara, meaning ‘city of victory’ was the imperial capital of the last great Hindu empire to rul... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Print from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. Lyon wrote, 'About five miles from Tripatoor is situated Tircoostioor, a small village, with a very fine tank in front of the temple, as shown in this view' - 1868.

The Vishnu temple of Tirukkoshtiyur (Tirukkotiyur) is about 10 kms... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Photograph of Brahmins (Pundits) in Delhi taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c. 1863.

The Brahmins, the priestly caste, were at the head of the caste system in India. This photograph, of a seated group of three men and a youth, is reproduced as illustration no. 200 in volume IV of John Forbes... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Photograph of an Embroiderer in Delhi taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c.1863.

This image of a man seated cross-legged at his embroidery frame is reproduced as illustration no.188 in volume IV of John Forbes Watson's 'The People of India' (1869), where it is captioned 'Scarfmaker'. The acco... Read More