Finding Aid for Views of India, 1858-1890

Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Views of India
Date (inclusive): 1858-1890
Number: 2002.R.5
Physical Description: 31 photographic prints
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
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

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Views of India, 1858-1890, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 2002.R.5
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2002r5

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.

Arrangement

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

Contributors

Nicholas & Co. (Madras, India)


Container List

 

Views of India

box 1

2002.R.5-1 Nicholas & Co. (attributed), Madura, Teppakul

Scope and Content Note

Title from verso. On mount: Nicholas. Madura. The annotation attributes the photograph to Nicholas & Co. View of Mariamman Teppakulam reservoir, Madurai.
box 1

2002.R.5-2 Photographer unidentified, Madura, Entrance to the Palace

Scope and Content Note

Title from verso, the second line is cut off. Numbered in negative: 31. Written on mount: Madura. (Madurai).
box 1

2002.R.5-3 Photographer unidentified, Madura Temple, Gold Lily Tank

Scope and Content Note

Title from verso. On mount: Madura. View of the Golden Lotus Tank, Meenakshi Temple, Madurai.
box 1

2002.R.5-4 Nicholas & Co. (attributed), Seven Pagodas, General View of Rathan

Scope and Content Note

Title from verso. On mount: Nicholas. Sen.
box 1

2002.R.5-5 Nicholas & Co., Madura, Great Gopuram

Scope and Content Note

Title from verso. Blindstamp in photo: Nicholas & Co. Madras. On mount: Nicholas and Co. Madras. View of the entrance with temple tower in background, Meenakshi Temple, Madurai.
box 1

2002.R.5-6 Nicholas & Co., Madura, Genel [sic] View from Gopuram

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered on verso: 21. Blindstamp in photo: Nicholas & Co. Madras. On mount: Madura.General view of Meenakshi temple complex, Madurai.
box 1

2002.R.5-7 Photographer unidentified, A Ekka, Benares

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 1062. Depicts a horse cart.
box 1

2002.R.5-8 Photographer unidentified, Tour du silence, Bombay, Parsi

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. For another copy of this image see Special Collections accession no. 90.R.42-4v.
box 1

2002.R.5-9 Photographer unidentified, [Train Going through Mountains]

box 1

2002.R.5-10 Photographer unidentified, Grottes

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. Shows interior reliefs: elephants with Buddhas in niches above; yakshi and yaksha figures.
box 2

2002.R.5-11 Photographer unidentified, Jeypore, Amber Chowk

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 262. View of Jaipur and Amber Fort.
box 2

2002.R.5-12 Photographer unidentified, Observatoire

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. View of Jantar Mantar observatory, Jaipur.
box 2

2002.R.5-13 Photographer unidentified, Temple Jain Mont Abu

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. Interior of one of the Jain temples on Dilwara.
box 2

2002.R.5-14 Photographer unidentified, Ahmadabad

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. Shows a semi-circular stone window screen with sinuous trees at Sidi Sayyid Mosque, Ahmadabad (1572-1573).
box 2

2002.R.5-15 Photographer unidentified, [Interior with Intricately Carved Stone Screens]

Scope and Content Note

Possibly Sidi Sayyid Mosque.
box 2

2002.R.5-16 Photographer unidentified, Tombeau Oudypour

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount.
box 2

2002.R.5-17 Photographer unidentified, [Square Tomb with Domed Roof]

box 2

2002.R.5-18 Photographer unidentified, Lat de dhava, Delhi, Mosquée de Koutub

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. Iron pillar, 4th century AD, installed at Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, Qutaub quarter, Delhi.
box 2

2002.R.5-19 Photographer unidentified, [Rectangular Pavilion or Tomb with Towers in Each Corner]

box 2

2002.R.5-20 Photographer unidentified, Mousolée d'Itmud Daola, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra, built in 1622.
box 3

2002.R.5-21 Photographer unidentified, Anglo-India Beauties

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount.
box 3

2002.R.5-22 Photographer unidentified, Agra, Marble Screen Enclosing Sarcophagi in the Interior of the Taj

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 319.
box 3

2002.R.5-23 Photographer unidentified, [Studio Portrait of Two Indian Girls]

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger. For another copy of this image see Special Collections accession no. 90.R.42-29r.
box 3

2002.R.5-24 Photographer unidentified, Agra

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. Akbarabad Fort, Agra.
box 3

2002.R.5-25 Photographer unidentified, Benares, the Great Mosque of Aurundzebe & Adjoining Ghats

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 432.
box 3

2002.R.5-26 Photographer unidentified, Benares, the Nepaulese Temple

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 439. For another copy of this image see Special Collections accession no. 90.R.42-10r.
box 3

2002.R.5-27 Photographer unidentified, The Burmese Pagoda in the Eden Gardens

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 487. For another copy of this image see Special Collections accession no. 90.R.42-7r.
box 3

2002.R.5-28 Photographer unidentified, Ellora

Scope and Content Note

Title from mount. Sculpture of elephant, tower, temples.
box 3

2002.R.5-29 Photographer unidentified, Darjeeling, General View with the Snows from Woodland's Hotel

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 534.
box 3

2002.R.5-30 Photographer unidentified, Darjeeling, View from the Calcutta Road Looking towards the Polo Grounds

Scope and Content Note

Titled and numbered in negative: 548.
box 3

2002.R.5-31 Photographer unidentified, Aishvara Temple, Katrujay

Scope and Content Note

Title on verso.