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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Views of India
    Date (inclusive): 1858-1890
    Number: 2002.R.5
    Physical Description: 31 photographic prints
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Photographs of religious monuments, landscapes, and city views in various cities in India.
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    Language: Collection material is in English and French

    Biographical/Historical Note

    The 31 albumen photographs in this collection were taken in India by various photographers, known and unknown, between the 1860s and 1890s.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

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    Preferred Citation

    Views of India, 1858-1890, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 2002.R.5

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2002.

    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

    The collection of 31 albumen prints from a disbound album contains images of well-known Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Jain monuments, as well as a few landscape and city views. There are views and details of temples, stupas, mosques, tombs and mausoleums, and fortified palaces. Locations represented include Agra, Benares (Varanasi), Jaipur, Madras, Ellora, Mont Abu, Ahmedabad, and Delhi.
    Two photographs bear the blindstamp: Nicholas & Co. Madras. Two additional photographs are attributed on the mount to Nicholas & Co.
    The titles of the individual photographs are taken from the nineteenth-century captions and annotations written on the mounts or versos of the photographs by an unidentified person(s)as noted. Consequently, some titles may include language now considered to be racist or biased.


    Arranged by cataloger.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Tombs -- India
    Hindu temples -- India
    Mosques -- India
    Mausoleums -- India
    Islamic architecture -- India
    Buddhist architecture -- India
    Hindu architecture -- India
    Jaina architecture
    Jaina temples -- India
    Buddhist temples -- India

    Subjects - Places

    India -- Description and travel
    India -- Antiquities

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints -- India -- 19th century


    Nicholas & Co. (Madras, India)