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
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
7.25 Linear Feet
(26 photographs in 3 boxes)
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