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British Occupation of Kandahār Album, 1881
2013.R.5  
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Description
The album documents Kandahār and environs following the British siege of Kandahār in 1880. Included are local landmarks, tribal groups, occupational portraits, street scenes, and scenes of the British occupation.
Background
Dr. Benjamin Simpson (1831-1923) had a long career as a British army surgeon, spanning five decades from 1853 to 1890 and culminating in his appointment as Surgeon General of India. A group of portraits he took in India was exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, while other photographs were reproduced as lithographs in Colonel Edward Tuite Dalton's Descriptive Ethnology of Bengal (1872).
Extent
1 album (72 photographic prints)
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.