Exhibition of India's Oldest Pictures at London

Published on: August 5, 2017 | 26 views



An exhibition of photos taken at 1800s in India are being conducted by Getty Image at London in relation to the 70 anniversary of India's Independence. Most of these images were taken in the middle of the 1800s after the first war of Independence. Taken by photographers like Samuel Bourne and Felice Beato, these images helped generate interest about India in the western world. The pictures also give a glimpse of the life of nineteenth century India.

Here are the images with their original citations.

1. A troupe of musicians outside a Buddhist temple in Darjeeling, West Bengal, circa 1875.

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2. The Taj Mahal in Agra, seen from the Jumna, 1859. Vintage albumen print.

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3. Girgaum Road, Bombay, India, c1925. Street in what is now Mumbai. Cigarette card produced by the Westminster Tobacco Co Ltd, Indian Empire, 1st series.

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4. Maharajah Jai Singh of Alwar, circa 1877.

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5. A man playing a single-stringed fiddle, Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, West Bengal, India, circa 1875.

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6. A silver gelatin print of an elderly Pathan (Pashtun) man, Northwest Frontier Province (now part of Pakistan), British India, 1915.

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7. Women and children bathing at a ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Benares (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1875.

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8. Ratneshwar Mahadev temple (left) and surrounding temples on the bank of the Ganges at what is now the Scindia Ghat in Benares (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1865.

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9. A view of the Hama (Hamta) Pass in the Lahaul Valley in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India, 1866.

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10. An archway over a street in Delhi, India, 1858.

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