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Still Prints of Asia: View From the Terrace, Tomb of Zenab Aliya, Lucknow

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the View From the Terrace, Tomb of Zenab Aliya, Lucknow, India, circa 1860s. View from an angle with two Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1051" in the lower right corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts a View From the Terrace, Tomb of Zenab Aliya, Lucknow, India
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.13
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.13
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-13
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Futtepore Sikri, Tomb of Selim Chisti

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Futtepore Sikri, Tomb of Selim Chisti, circa 1860s. View from an angle with two Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1265" in the lower right corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts the Futtepore Sikri, Tomb of Selim Chisti.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.12
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.12
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-12
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach, Agra

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Names:
Ghiyas Beg, Mirza, d. 1627  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Agra (India)
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach (Agra, India), circa 1860s. View from top from with a few gentlemen to the side. Signed "Bourne 1232" in the center of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, located in Agra, India. An important official of the Mughal empire. Ghiyas Beg served as the chief treasurer during the rule of Emperor Jahangir, and was given the title I'timād-ud-Daulah (i.e. Etmad-Dowlach), or Pillar of the State. The tomb, which is considered an architectural predecessor of the Taj Mahal, was commissioned by Nur Jahan, Ghiyas Beg's daughter and the wife of Jahangir.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.10
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.10
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-10
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Mausoleum of Akbar, Secundra

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Mausoleum of Akbar, Secundra. View from an angle with two Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1250" in the lower right corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts the Mausoleum of Akbar, Secundra.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.11
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.11
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-11
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Cawnpore, Memorial Well

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Bourne and Shepherd  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Kanpur (India)
Date:
circa 1860s-1880s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print, circa 1860s-1880s, depicting Sacred carved stone angel in Cawnpore, Memorial Well, India. Signed "Bourne 1206 in the lower left corner of image.
Arrangement:
Organized in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, and within a few years, the firm had become the most successful studio in the subcontinent, with their work widely distributed throughout India and in Britain. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography. He was replaced as principal photographer by Colin Murray. Shepherd returned to England in 1879. The firm changed ownership numerous times in the early 20th century and currently operates under the same name in Calcutta -- perhaps the oldest photographic studio still in operation.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.08
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.08
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-08
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Futtepore Sikri, Interior of Great Quadrangle

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Agra (India)
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of Futtepore Sikri, Interior of Great Quadrangle, circa 1860s. Signed "Bourne 1261" in the lower left corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts the Futtepore Sikri, Interior of Great Quadrangle.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.09
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.09
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-09
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Waterfall, Nilgiri & View of part of Ootacamund (Goty) Nilgiris

Creator:
Penn, A.T.W. (Albert Thomas Watson), 1849-1924  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Nilgiri Hills, India
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
Two albumen prints of the Waterfall, Nilgiri & View of part of Ootacamund (Ooty) Nilgiris.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Thomas Watson Penn, who was one of the pioneering photographers of South India. A.T.W. Penn left home in England before he was twelve and had started work as a photographer in the hill station of Ootacamund in the Nilgiri Hills by 1865. Penn was a pioneer photographer of the Nilgiris.
These photographs depict a Waterfall, Nilgiri & View of part of Ootacamund (Goty) Nilgiris
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.24
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.24
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-24
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Self & Some of Trophies and Ten Indian Men

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
Two albumen print of Self & Some of Trophies and Ten Indian Men, circa 1860s.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Self portrait photo take in 1875.
This photograph depicts a Self & Some of Trophies and Ten Indian Men.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.25
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.25
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-25
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Chandra Valley

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm.)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Chandra Valley
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Chandra Valley, circa 1860s. Signed "Bourne 1450" in the lower left corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts a View of the Chandra Valley.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.26
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.26
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-26
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Darjeeling Tea Factory and Darjeeling Frost

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Darjeeling (Bengal, India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Darjeeling Tea Factory, women cleaning tea in factory ; Darjeeling Frost, Darjeeling, Tree Study at fantakphu, circa 1860s.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts a Darjeeling Tea Factory and Darjeeling Frost.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.23
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.23
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-23
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Sanawar Church and girl's school, from the road

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Sanawar
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Sanawar Church and girl's school, from the road, circa 1860s. View from angle with a few Indian women to the right. Signed "Bourne 1135" in the lower left corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts a Sanawar Church and girl's school, from the road.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.22
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.22
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-22
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Kashmir, View on the Canal (Prize Winning Photograph)

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of Kashmir, View on the Canal (Prize Winning Photograph), circa 1860s. View from an angle with Indian man in the left of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 825" in the lower center of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts a Kashmir, View on the Canal (Prize Winning Photograph).
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.21
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.21
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-21
Online Media:

Samuel Bourne Photograph: Mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach, Agra

Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Names:
Ghiyas Beg, Mirza, d. 1627  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microform
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Agra (India)
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach (Agra, India), circa 1860s. View from an angle with two Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1233" in the lower left corner of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, located in Agra, India. An important official of the Mughal empire. Ghiyas Beg served as the chief treasurer during the rule of Emperor Jahangir, and was given the title I'timād-ud-Daulah (i.e. Etmad-Dowlach), or Pillar of the State. The tomb, which is considered an architectural predecessor of the Taj Mahal, was commissioned by Nur Jahan, Ghiyas Beg's daughter and the wife of Jahangir.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.08
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.08
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-08
Online Media:

[Anthracite coal burning locomotive Kosciusko, built for Philadelphia & Reading Railroad: b & w photograph]

Creator:
Millholland, James A., fl. 1860s-1900 (collector photographer)  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Millholland, James A., (Jr.), 1842-1911  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.0" x 2.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Date:
May 12, 1864
Local Numbers:
AC0163-0000006 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Locomotives  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Photographs -- 1860-1870 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Collection Citation:
James A. Millholland Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
James A. Millholland Collection
James A. Millholland Collection / Series 3: Photographs / "Anthracite coal burning passenger locomotive Built by Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company, photo by J.A. Millholland" ("Kosciusko")
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0163-ref548

[Anthracite coal burning freight locomotive Dubuque, built for Philadelphia & Reading Railroad: b & w photooprint]

Creator:
Millholland, James A., fl. 1860s-1900 (collector photographer)  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Millholland, James A., (Jr.), 1842-1911  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver albumen on paper., 3.8" x 3.4".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Date:
May 3, 1865
Local Numbers:
AC0163-0000007 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Locomotives  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Photographs -- 1860-1870 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver albumen
Collection Citation:
James A. Millholland Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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James A. Millholland Collection / Series 3: Photographs / "Anthracite coal burning Freight locomotive on the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. photo by J. A. Millholland, (Dubuque") 3 proof prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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[Philadelphia & Reading Railroad locomotive shop: b & w stereo photoprint]

Collector:
Millholland, James A., fl. 1860s-1900  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Millholland, James A., (Jr.), 1842-1911  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3.3" x 6.9".)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Stereographs
Date:
Circa 1865
Arrangement:
In series ?, box 1, folder 7.
Local Numbers:
AC0163-0000009 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Locomotives  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Photographs -- 1860-1870 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Stereographs
Collection Citation:
James A. Millholland Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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James A. Millholland Collection
James A. Millholland Collection / Series 3: Photographs / "Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Reading, PA Locomotive Shops"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Panorama of Elphinstone Circle, Bombay

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
4 Prints (albumen, mounted contiguously, overall dimensions 22 x 111 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
Bombay (India)
India -- Maharashtra -- Bombay (Mumbai)
Date:
ca. 1870s
Scope and Contents:
Four albumen prints by an anonymous photographer, mounted contiguously on paper, depicting a panoramic view of the Elphinstone Circle (Horniman Circle Gardens), Bombay (Mumbai).
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
The Elphinstone Circle was a large garden complex in south Bombay, laid out in 1869 and completed in 1972. With the support of then-governor Lord Elphinstone, the green space known as Bombay Greens was converted into a circle surrounded by buildings, with walkways and trees planted throughout and an ornamental fountain in the center. The whole park was then renamed Elphinstone Circle after the governor. In 1947, the garden was again renamed, this time in honor of Benjamin Horniman, the editor of the Bombay Chronicle and supporter of Indian independence.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2000.02
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Gardens -- India  Search this
Parks -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Photographs
Identifier:
FSA.A2000.02
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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View of Peking from the Observatory, with 17th century astronomical instruments

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print, albumen, 21.4 x 27.5 cm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Place:
China
Beijing (China)
China -- Peking (Beijing)
Date:
1870s
Scope and Contents:
A large format albumen print of the Beijing Ancient Observatory, with various bronze instruments, altazimuth in the foreground. The print has minor fading and wear, and appears to have been removed from a photographic album. Print shows slight image doubling, suggesting that the camera was nudged during the long exposure. Exact date and photographer are unknown.
北京
Arrangement:
Single item
Biographical / Historical:
The observatory was originally built in the Ming dynasty, but expanded in the Qing dynasty. Many of the instruments were looted during the occupation of the Eight-Nation Alliance.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.03
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Astronomical observatories -- China  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Citation:
View of Peking from the Observatory, with 17th century astronomical instruments. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Dr. Thomas Lawton.
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.03
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Group of Yogis, circa 1880s

Creator:
Colin Murray  Search this
Names:
Bourne & Shepherd  Search this
Extent:
1 albumen print (22.2 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Albumen print of Yogis by British Photographer Colin Murrary.
Biographical / Historical:
Colin Murray (1840-1884) took photographs for the company Bourne & Shepherd during the British Raj in India. Murray came to India as a photographer in 1867. By 1871 he had joined the firm of Bourne & Shepherd and was responsible for much of the firm's landscape and architectural work following the departure of Samuel Bourne. He died of cholera and is buried in Calcutta.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2015.05
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Citation:
Group of Yogis. Photographer: Colin Murray. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Willard M. and Gloria Huyck Jr., 2015
Identifier:
FSA.A2015.05
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Charles Isaacs Collection

Collector:
Isaacs, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Saché, John Edward, 1824-1882  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Skeen & Co.  Search this
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Extent:
73 albumen prints (various sizes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
India
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Udagamandalam (India)
Kanpur (India)
Lucknow (India)
Japan
Guangzhou (China)
China
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Date:
circa 1850-1900
Scope and Contents:
73 albumen photo prints, some mounted, many signed and numbered in the negative and some with hadwritten penciled identifications, various sizes. A small number are hand-tinted. Images depict Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Japan and China. Subjects include portraits, people in daily activities, street scenes, city views, architecture, fauna and gardens, and landscapes. Photographers include Scowen & Co., Skeen & Co. and Samuel Bourne. Images depict architectural monuments, city and village views, and picturesque landscapes such as the Great Imambara and Mosque in Lucknow, the quadrangle of the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) in Agra, the Memorial Well in Kanpur (Cawnpore), numerous views of villages, bridges and landscapes in Kashmir, and the botanical gardens at Ootacamund (Udagamandalam). There is also one photograph, an unmounted albumen print, signed and numbered in the negative, by John Edward Saché (active 1860-1880), also depicting a landscape in India. Additionally, an ethnographic portrait (unmounted albumen print) of two Sri Lankan aboriginal men titled "Veddahs" by Charles T. Scowen is included in the collection.
Arrangement:
Four flat boxes.
Biographical / Historical:
British photographer Charles T. Scowen arrived in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the early 1870s, where he was first employed as a clerk. By 1876, Scowen had established a studio, Scowen & Co., in Kandy, with a second location appearing in Columbo by the 1890s. There appear to have been several Scowens working in the studios, as Charles T. Scowen returned to England in 1885. C. Scowen was listed as the proprietor until 1891 and M. Scowen was the proprietor when the firm was finally sold in 1893. Images from Scowen & Co. were used to illustrate a number of books about Ceylon and the tea trade.
Skeen & Co. was a commercial photography studio active in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1860-1903. In 1860, William Skeen, who was the official Government Printer, purchased J. Parting's photography studio in Colombo for his son, William Louis Henry Skeen, who had studied at the London School of Photography. In 1891 another Skeen & Co. studio was opened in Kandy. The firm was known for its images of agriculture (particularly tea and spices), industry (the construction of the Ceylon railroads and the Colombo Breakwater), landscapes and ethnic groups.
John Edward Saché (1824-1882) was an American commercial photographer, born in Prussia as Johann Edvart Zachert. He arrived in Calcutta in 1864 and for the next twenty years traveled widely in northern India, photographing major towns and sites. Saché's first professional association was with W. F. Westfield in Calcutta but he would go on to establish other studios, either alone or in partnerships, in Nainital, Bombay, Lucknow and Benares, among other locations.
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2002.01
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mosques  Search this
Imambaras  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.01
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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