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[Album of photographs of Burma, India and Egypt]

[Album of photographs of Burma, India and Egypt] [graphic].
ca. 1889, some photographs later.
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Still imageBy appointment onlyAvailableMFY+ 93-6326Schwarzman Building - Photography Collection Room 308


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1 album (68 photographic prints) : 62 albumen, 6 silver gelatin, b&w; 28 x 22 cm or smaller in album approx. 31 x 41 cm.
Alternative Title
Early photos of the east.
  • Albums.
  • Group portraits.
  • Portraits.
  • Albumen prints.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Silver gelatin prints.
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Photographic prints are mounted on heavy paper in a half-leather-bound album. "Early photos of the East" in pencil on inside cover.
  • Two images depict dancers who performed for Prince Albert Victor who visited Burma beginning late 1889. See Rees, H.R.H. The Duke of Clarence and Avondale in Southern India, 1891.
  • Most are captioned in English on page below photographs. Those that lack captions are silver gelatin prints which may have been added to the album later. Some are numbered and captioned in English in negative; images by "Zangaki," have photographer's name, captions in French and numbers in negative.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Provenance (note)
  • Transfer from Dance Collection, 1985.
Call Number
MFY+ 93-6326
[Album of photographs of Burma, India and Egypt] [graphic].
ca. 1889, some photographs later.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at division indicated.
Views in Burma: Mandalay: fort and moat, and the King Thibaw's classroom in the fort; the palace; pagodas; pagodas and monasteries at Wunsho, Rangoon and other locations, and including view of Phomsee school, and monks with begging bowls; individuals and groups, including group from Sagiang, a Burmese princess in court costume, Shan woman, Kachin woman, Hunthol (?) woman, women and girls including one identified as "Sussanah, the artist's wife"; a Burmese nun; men, a father and child; women cleaning rice; men and water buffalo at oil cake factory; water buffalo-drawn carts; dancers who performed for Prince Albert Victor. Views in India: Taj Mahal at Agra, including interior view of tomb, masoleum of "Prince Dowlah" [Itimad ud-Daula?]; Pearl Mosque; Iron Pillar, Dehli; Lahore gate, entrance to fort at Dehli; Agra Fort; Kasuali: Taps Nose or Monkey Point; Christ Church; market and depot; club house and recreation grounds; Lawrence Military Asylum, Sanawur, near Kasauli; Ootacamund [Udagamandalam]: St. Stephen's Church, Government Gardens, Ootacamund Lake; general view of Coonoor, showing people and carts gathered in center of village; an encampment in a valley; bridge over mountain stream, and men with carts. Banana trees and group of people; 99th Regiment memorial pillar. Views in Egypt or vicinity: water buffalo drawing water, men harvesting dates and one mounted on camel; Alexandria: boat moored near bridge, and a general view; man drawing water; palm trees; views of water buffalo in a river.
Portraits of unidentified men, all wearing turbans, some with embroidered jackets, medals and swords.
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Zangaki. Photographer
Added Title
Early photos of the east.
Research Call Number
MFY+ 93-6326
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