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Rousselet (Louis) photographs
2018.R.11*  
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Description
The collection comprises 26 photographs from Louis Rousselet's 1869 publication Voyage dans l'Inde documenting his five-year journey throughout the country. Depicted are sites and monuments in Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Lucknow, Allahabad and Delhi. Included are views of the Buddhist stupa at Sānchi and Akbar's tomb and the villa and gardens at Secundra (Sikandar Bagh). Views of forts and citadels, gateways, palaces, tombs, mosques and bazaars are also present.
Background
Geographer, archaeologist and photographer Louis-Théophile Marie Rousselet (1845-1929) undertook ethnographic and archaeological explorations in India and the Himalayas from 1864 to 1870, spending much of this time in central India. While he started his documentation with pencil sketches, by October, 1865 Rousselet had begun taking photographs using equipment he acquired in Bombay. Rousselet's resulting publications include Voyage dans l'Inde (1869) and Les royaumes de l'Inde (1879). Rousselet was also secretary of the Société d'anthropologie de Paris.
Extent
7.25 Linear Feet (26 photographs in 3 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.