The Ganary (Golghar) at Bankipur, near Patna (Bihar) seen from the river - 1814
Watercolour by Robert Smith (1787-1873) of the granary ('gola') at Bankipur, near Patna in Bihar, seen from the river with European officials' houses near by, dated 1814-15. The image is inscribed on the original m...
This photograph by John Edward Saché (1870s) is from the Lee-Warner Collection. The Chhota Imanbara at Lucknow is also known as the Husainabad Imambara or Palace of Lights. It was built between 1837 and 1842 by Muhammed Ali Shah to serve as a mausoleum for h...
Photograph of military offices in Fort St George, at Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in 1902. Madras was founded in 1639 by the British East India Company and was the first important English settlement in India...
A view of the Government House and Council Chamber, Madras - 1807
Aquatint of Madras (now Chennai) in south India, published by Edward Orme in 1807 and part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Madras was the first important settlement of the East India Company and was founded in 163...
Digital Rare Book:
Fort St. George, Madras - A short history of our first possession in India
By Mrs. Frank Penny
With pen and ink sketches by the author, and other illustrations.
Published by Swan Sonnenschein in London - 1900
Fort St. George, on the Coromandel Coast, East Indies
View of a large fort with a church to the left, on the sea-shore, with several peaked mountains behind and ships on the sea in the foreground, including one firing guns, to right of centre; illustration to a periodical.
A hand-coloured print of the Hindu College, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in c.1851-52. This is a general view of the classical main façade of the Hindu College. The college was founded in 1817 and the foundation commi...
Pumping Engine for Hydraulic cranes, Calcutta Docks - 1891
Photograph taken in 1891 by an unknown photographer of interior of the Hydraulic Engine House building. Hydraulic power was produced to move cranes and to drain the graving docks (dry docks), where ship repairs were carried out. The pu...
Photograph taken in 1890 by an unknown photographer showing the hydraulic engine house at Kidderpore Docks. Hydraulic power was produced to move cranes and to drain the graving docks (dry docks), where ships repairs were carried out. The pumping engine house...
Photograph of the temples along the river front at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1870s, from the Album of 'Views of Central India by Deen Dayal, Indore'. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. It is an ancient pilgrimage centre built on...
Ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain -1869
Photograph of the ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain, taken by George Edward Herne in 1869. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred Hindu cities. It is an ancient pilgrimage centre built on the banks of the Sipra river with characteris...
Shiva’s Bull (Benares) - 1919
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden
One of the group of plates loosely referred to as E.S.Lumsden’s ‘Third Indian and Ladak set’, Shiva’s Bull shows a scene on the banks of the River Ganges, at Benares. This image was derived from the huge mass of material which E.S.Lumsde...
The Black Boat, No.1
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden
Signed and numbered in ink
Issued in E.S.Lumsden’s ‘Third Indian Set’, The Black Boat, No.1 is typical of the scenes upon the river front which the artist considered to display the essential spirit of Benares. E.S.Lum...
Photograph of a view of Maula Ali Hill near Hyderabad. This print was by an unknown photographer in the 1870s and is part of the Temple Collection. Maula Ali Hill is situated 6.5 km (4 miles) west of Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The Shrine of Maula Ali is located here, together with a mosque and...
Photograph of Maula Ali Hill, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in the early 1900s. The view was taken in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh and shows a bazaar with Maula Ali Hill in the background. The Shrine of Maula Ali is located on the hill, t...