INVENTORY OF VIEWS OF INDIA, 1860-1890

Finding aid prepared by Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Views of India
Date (inclusive): 1860-1890
Number: 90.R.42
Physical Description: 108.0 photographic prints (1 album and 1 print)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Photographs of religious and secular monuments and group portraits of local residents in India.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical Historical Note

The album was compiled by an unidentified person, probably of English origin.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Views of India, 1860-1890, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 90.R.42

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1990.

Processing History

Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Scope and Content of Collection

This album of albumen photographic prints contains images of well-known Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim monuments, with an emphasis on the monuments of Moghul India. There are views and details of temples, stupas, mosques, tombs and mausoleums, and fortified palaces. Locations represented include Agra, Benares, Delhi, and Lucknow. The monuments of Agra, such as the Taj Mahal, the buildings in and around the Red Fort, and Akbar's tomb in nearby Sikandra, are particularly well represented. There are also several group portraits of Indian families and portraits of Indian ethnic types and professions. The British presence in India is evident in views of Victorian Bombay and Calcutta.
Also included is one loose gelatin silver print of a Jaipur street scene.
Nine photographs by Harrington & Norman are signed in the negative and/or bear the firm's wet stamp. One photograph bears the blind stamp: G. R. Lambert & Co. Singapore.
The album has blue and cream cotton brocade covers.
Some photographs have English captions in the negative; others have English annotations on their versos in pen or pencil. Titles of images were devised by the cataloger except where noted.

Arrangement

In original order.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Buddhist architecture--India
Hindu temples--India
Islamic architecture--India
Mausoleums--India
Mosques--India
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
Tombs--India

Subjects - Places

Bombay (India)--Description and travel
Calcutta (India)--Description and travel
India--Antiquities
India--Description and travel

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen prints--India--19th century
Gelatin silver prints--India--19th century
Studio portraits--India--19th century

Contributors

G.R. Lambert & Co.
Harrington & Norman


Container List

Page 1 recto

90.R.42-1r India

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount.
Bombay, view of city and park, looking towards harbor.
Page 1 verso

90.R.42-1v Bombay

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount.
View of city and plaza.
Page 2 recto

90.R.42-2r Bombay, view of churches

Page 2 verso

90.R.42-2v Victorian building, Bombay

Page 3 recto

90.R.42-3r Victorian building, Bombay

Page 3 verso

90.R.42-3v Open-air cloth warehouse

Page 4 recto

90.R.42-4r Victoria monument

Page 4 verso

90.R.42-4v Bombay, Tower of Silence

Scope and Content Note

For another copy of this print, see Special Collections accession no. 2002.R.5-8.
Page 5 recto

90.R.42-5r Bathing in the river

Page 5 verso

90.R.42-5v Octagonal building

Page 6 recto

90.R.42-6r Building

Page 6 verso

90.R.42-6v Harbor

Page 7 recto

90.R.42-7r Calcutta, the Burmese Pagoda in the Eden Gardens

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 487. For another copy of this print, see Special Collections accession no. 2002.R.5-27.
Page 7 verso

90.R.42-7v Building with rotunda reflected in water

Page 8 recto

90.R.42-8r Umritsur, the Golden Temple

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 476.
Also known as Amritsar.
Page 8 verso

90.R.42-8v Umritsur, the Golden Temple

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 475.
Also known as Amritsar.
Page 9 recto

90.R.42-9r Detail of stone-cut wall decorations

Scope and Content Note

Possibly Amritsar.
Page 9 verso

90.R.42-9v Grass covered stupa

Page 10 recto

90.R.42-10r Benares, the Napalese Temple

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 439. For another copy of this print, see Special Collections accession no. 2002.R.5-26.
Page 10 verso

90.R.42-10v River temple

Page 11 recto

90.R.42-11r Benares, the Burning Ghats

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 435.
Page 11 verso

90.R.42-11v Benares, the Burning Ghats

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 434.
Page 12 recto

90.R.42-12r Palace/mosque

Page 12 verso

90.R.42-12v Jama Masjid

Scope and Content Note

Possibly Lucknow.
Page 13 recto

90.R.42-13r Detail of roof domes

Page 13 verso

90.R.42-13v Qutb-Minar

Scope and Content Note

Possibly Delhi.
Page 14 recto

90.R.42-14r Man hanging upside down

Page 14 verso

90.R.42-14v Central decorated pillar, Diwan-e-Khas, Fatehpur Sikri

Page 15 recto

90.R.42-15r Upper levels, Akbar's tomb, Sikandra

Page 15 verso

90.R.42-15v Acrobats

Page 16 recto

90.R.42-16r Gateway to Akbar's tomb, Sikandra

Page 16 verso

90.R.42-16v Harvesting coconuts

Page 17 recto

90.R.42-17r Itimad-ud-Daulah's tomb, Agra

Page 17 verso

90.R.42-17v Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. In negative: 318.
Marble screen enclosing sarcophagi in the interior of the Taj Mahal.
Page 18 recto

90.R.42-18r Entrance of the Taj Mahal

Scope and Content Note

Numbered in negative: 317. Caption in negative is illegible.
Page 18 verso

90.R.42-18v Taj Mahal

Scope and Content Note

Title on mount.
Page 19 recto

90.R.42-19r View of the Taj Mahal

Page 20 recto

90.R.42-20r View of Taj Mahal from reflecting pool

Page 20 verso

90.R.42-20v View of Taj Mahal from reflecting pool

Page 21 recto

90.R.42-21r Main gateway, Taj Mahal

Page 21 verso

90.R.42-21v Agra, interior mosaics and stone screens

Page 22 recto

90.R.42-22r Agra, interior columns

Page 23 recto

90.R.42-23r Diwan-i-Am, Agra Fort, with cannons in front

Page 23 verso

90.R.42-23v Rooflines of Jain pilgrimage site, Palitana Gujarat

Page 24 recto

90.R.42-24r Mosque of Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur

Page 24 verso

90.R.42-24v Mosque of Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur

Page 25 recto

90.R.42-25r Washing clothes in river

Page 25 verso

90.R.42-25v Washing clothes in river

Scope and Content Note

Same image as 90.R.42-25r.
Page 26 recto

90.R.42-26r A Ekka, Benares

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 1063.
Horse cart.
Page 26 verso

90.R.42-26v Dhoolie bearers, Benares

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 1064.
Page 27 recto

90.R.42-27r Ox passenger cart

Page 27 verso

90.R.42-27v Royal elephant

Page 28 recto

90.R.42-bl1 Blank page

Page 28 verso

90.R.42-28v Group of Shivite yogis

Page 29 recto

90.R.42-29r Studio portrait of two Indian girls

Scope and Content Note

For another copy of this print, see Special Collections accession no. 2002.R.5-23.
Page 29 verso

90.R.42-bl2 Blank page

Page 30 recto

90.R.42-30r Group of Rajistani men posed in countryside

Page 30 verso

90.R.42-30v Family group on road

Page 31 recto

90.R.42-31r Group of people walking on road

Page 31 verso

90.R.42-31v Group of men and women in short skirts

Page 32 recto

90.R.42-32r Family portrait, posed outdoors

Page 32 verso

90.R.42-32v Southern Indian Hindu family, posed outdoors

Page 33 recto

90.R.42-33r Muslim family portait, posed outdoors

Page 33 verso

90.R.42-33v Family portrait, posed outdoors

Page 34 recto

90.R.42-34r Luk gates

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Kaiser Bagh gates, Lucknow.
Page 34 verso

90.R.42-34v Schadat Ali Khan Mookerha Kaiserhagh, Queen, King

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Tombs of Saadut Ali Khan (left) and Moorshed Zadi (right).
Page 35 recto

90.R.42-35r Great Mosque Lucknow

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Mosque of the Great Immambara.
Page 35 verso

90.R.42-35v Akbar tomb, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 36 recto

90.R.42-36r Great Mosque and Imambara, Lucknow

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Principal building Imambara (left) and mosque (right).
Page 36 verso

90.R.42-36v Clock tower

Scope and Content Note

Possibly Lucknow.
Page 37 recto

90.R.42-37r General view Lucknow

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 37 verso

90.R.42-37v Interior of Public Audience Hall Fort Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Arches and ceramic mosaics.
Page 38 recto

90.R.42-38r Interior of Itma Dolla Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, ceramic wall mosaics.
Page 38 verso

90.R.42-38v Private entrance hall interior

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 39 recto

90.R.42-39r Taj Mahal reflected in pool

Page 39 verso

90.R.42-39v Inside gate, Akbar's tomb, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Sikandra.
Page 40 recto

90.R.42-40r Screen Akbar Fort

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Upper levels, Akbar's tomb, Sikandra.
Page 40 verso

90.R.42-40v Gen view Akbar's tomb

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 41 recto

90.R.42-41r Entrance gate Akbar's tomb

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 41 verso

90.R.42-41v Interior of Mosque Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 42 recto

90.R.42-42r General view of Kaiser Hagh

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Lucknow.
Page 42 verso

90.R.42-42v First gate Palace of Fight, Toosainlabar

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
First gate of the Hosenabad Imambara, Lucknow.
Page 43 recto

90.R.42-43r Great Imman bara Lucknow

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Principal building of the Great Imambara of Nawab Assuf-ood-daulah.
Page 43 verso

90.R.42-43v Interior of Taj Mahal, stone screen to tombs

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 44 recto

90.R.42-44r General view Taj & Pal, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
View from across river.
Page 44 verso

90.R.42-44v Queen's palace fort, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Detail of balcony, Mussaman Burj, Red Fort.
Page 45 recto

90.R.42-45r Jessamine Tower, Fort, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Mussaman Burj and Diwan-e-Khas, Red Fort, Agra.
Page 45 verso

90.R.42-45v Queen's bath, Fort, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 46 recto

90.R.42-46r Hindoo temple, Jast, Agara

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 46 verso

90.R.42-46v Itma Dolla Tower, Agara

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb.
Page 47 recto

90.R.42-47r Throne, Fort, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 47 verso

90.R.42-47v Tomb of Itma Dolla, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 48 recto

90.R.42-48r Public audience hall fort Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 48 verso

90.R.42-48v Fort Agara

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
View of fort walls from outside.
Page 49 recto

90.R.42-49r Interior Queen's place fort, Agara, Jessamine's tomb

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 49 verso

90.R.42-49v Interior mosque Jami Agara India

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 50 recto

90.R.42-50r St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso. In negative: Harrington & Norman, Photo's, Calc[utta]
Page 50 verso

90.R.42-50v Panorama Calcutta

Scope and Content Note

Written on verso: No. 1 left. In neg: Harrington & Norman, Photo's, Calcutta. Wet stamp on verso: Harrington & Company Photographers Calcutta & Darjeeling.
Image includes the governor's house.
Page 51 recto

90.R.42-51r Sun rays

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso. Wet stamp on verso: Harrington & Company Photographers Calcutta & Darjeeling.
Sunrise or sunset over landscape.
Page 51 verso

90.R.42-51v Panorama Calcutta

Scope and Content Note

Written on verso: No. 2 right. Wet stamp on verso: Harrington & Company Photographers Calcutta & Darjeeling. In negative: Harrington & Norman, Photo's, Calcutta.
Page 52 recto

90.R.42-52r Snake charmers

Page 52 verso

90.R.42-52v The High Court Calcutta

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso.
Page 53 recto

90.R.42-53r Government house, Calcutta

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso. In negative: Harrington & Norman, Photo's, Calcutta. Wet stamp on verso: Harrington & Company Photographers Calcutta & Darjeeling.
Page 53 verso

90.R.42-53v Dalhousie sq. Calcutta

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso. Wet stamp on verso: Harrington & Company Photographers Calcutta & Darjeeling.
Page 54 recto

90.R.42-54r Punjabi metal worker

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso. Wet stamp on verso: Harrington & Company Photographers Calcutta & Darjeeling.
Page 54 verso

90.R.42-54v Old man in lotus position

Page 55 recto

90.R.42-55r Portrait of a woman

Scope and Content Note

Possibly Tibetan.
Page 55 verso

90.R.42-55v Cowcart

Scope and Content Note

Title written on verso. Wet stamp on verso: Harrington & Company Photographers Calcutta & Darjeeling.
Thatched wagon.
Page 56 recto

90.R.42-56r Transport elephants

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 272. Blindstamp: G.R. Lambert & Co. Singapore.
Page loose print

90.R.42-57 Jaipur street scene with boy and cow

Scope and Content Note

Loose gelatin silver photograph tucked in the back of the album.