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Theater : stereographs

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Container:
Box 7 (Stereographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Albumen prints
Tissue stereographs
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1870
Scope and Contents:
One tissue stereograph of a costumed theatrical production; and two portraits of costumed women, presumably actresses. All 3 items are albumen prints with yellow mounts.
Related Materials:
Forms part of the photographs division of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana; housed in Stereographs box 7.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Theater -- Stereographs -- 1870-1880  Search this
Actresses -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs -- 1860-1880.
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Tissue stereographs
Photographs -- 1860-1870 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver albumen
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.2: Stereographs / Theater
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e49b706a-0ab5-4c2b-8d9d-7838bc4cb96a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2831

Wagons, horse-drawn : stereographs

Photographer:
Adams, S. F.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Container:
Box 7 (Stereographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
Washington, Mount (N.H.) -- Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1870s
Scope and Contents:
Three views, including two by S. F. Adams, New Bedford, Mass., one of carriage, labelled "A Mt. Wash'n Carriage near the Summit, N. H.").
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Carts and wagons -- Stereographs  Search this
Carriages and coaches -- Stereographs  Search this
Horses -- 1870-1880  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs -- 1860-1880.
Albumen prints -- 1870-1880
Photographs -- 1850-1900 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver albumen
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.2: Stereographs / Wagons
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8788e1d0b-218e-4fe2-baae-062feb487d34
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2832

Children playing with toys : stereographs

Topic:
Gems of German Life (stereograph series)
Comic and Groups (stereograph series)
Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Silver albumen on paper, mounted.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Germany -- 1870-1880 -- Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1870s
Scope and Contents:
Two views, one from "Gems of German Life" series; one from "Comic [sic] and Groups" series. The latter is entitled "The Young Architects."
Related Materials:
Forms part of the photographs division of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Toys -- 1870-1880  Search this
Children -- 1870-1880  Search this
Play -- 1870-1880  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1850-1900 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver albumen
Stereographs -- 1860-1880.
Albumen prints -- 1870-1880
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.2: Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep870c72921-dce7-461c-b25b-7653ce8e6c5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2837

Pianos : stereographs

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (Silver albumen on paper, mounted.)
Container:
Box 5 (Stereographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Albumen prints
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1860-1880
Scope and Contents:
Stereograph of a case instrument with raised lid and four-legged stool in foreground, with a stone wall in the background. Orange mount, flat, photographer and publisher unidentified.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Piano  Search this
Keyboard instruments  Search this
Musical instruments -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Stereographs
Photographs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.2: Stereographs / Pianos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87f02cfd8-ac57-4940-b90f-9a6a88366b68
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2838

[Games : stereograph]

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 2 (Stereographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Photographs
Stereographs
Date:
[ca. 1860.]
Scope and Contents:
First item in group: two men playing chess with four onlookers. Albumen print, probably from copy negative. Flat yellow mount, from "Miscellaneous Groups" series with caption imprint, "No. 416---Chess Playing."
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Chess  Search this
Games  Search this
Board games  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Stereographs -- 1860-1880.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.2: Stereographs / Games
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e24bb8d3-b264-4967-a690-91e57e2ccb0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2841

Dakota Territory : photoprints

Photographer:
Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
2 Items
Container:
Box 8 (Stereographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Place:
Dakota Territory
Date:
ca. 1870s
Scope and Contents:
Grandin farm house and buildings. One item is a stereograph, while the other is a non-stereo print (although both bear the imprint "Northern Pacific Stereographs" on the recto. The cards are on the same type of beige (?) mount with the same imprint on the verso: "Northern Pacific Views / Embrace all points of Interest [sic] between Lake Superior and the Black / Hills, and along the Line of the N. P. R. R. to the Yellowstone. / Red River Farm Views. Catalogues on Application. / Photographed & published by / F. Jay Haynes, / Fargo, D. T." The stereograph is marked "#442 Farm House Grandin #1" and the other print is marked "#440 Grandin Farm Buildings #1", both in the negative.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Farms  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Landscapes (representations) -- United States.
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 1870-1900 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Stereographs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.2: Stereographs / Dakota Territory
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep819e306e8-3233-4b43-9b70-f7620d22cca1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2845

[Sugar boiling? : stereograph]

Publisher:
Burnham, L. G. (Morrisville, Vermont,)  Search this
Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (Silver albumen on paper, on flat yellow mount., 8.8 x 17.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 6 (Stereographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Photographs
Albumen prints
Date:
[ca. 1860-1870.]
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor scene with two men.
Restrictions:
Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Series 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:
Sugar -- 1860-1880 -- Vermont  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1860-1870 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver albumen
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Stereographs -- 1860-1880.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.2: Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8134368b5-2224-4ce3-b392-bbfdfcaecc49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2851

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
Citation:
Charles Isaacs Collection, FSA A2002.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.01
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3785ae3a2-88ca-4b13-b53c-9abe7d959617
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2002-01
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia

Extent:
31 Prints (albumen and carbon)
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Portraits
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Turkey
Japan
China
Armenia
Date:
1858-1903
Scope and Contents:
The collection is made up of 30 albumen photographic prints and one carbon print. The dates range from 1858 to approximately 1903, with the bulk of photographs taken between 1860-1880. The photographs are from several photographers, including Samuel Bourne, Felice Beato, Abdullah Freres, A.T.W. Penn, Ganaptrao Abajee Kale, and Francis Frith. Twenty-six of the photographs are of locations around India, one was taken in Japan, and four are portraits of women in unidentified locations. The portraits are instead identified by ethnicity: one of a Chinese woman, one of a Persian-Armenian woman, and two of Turkish women. The two Turkish women are wearing the same outfit.

A1999.1_23: "Darjeeling Tea Factory and Darjeeling Frost" shows a commercializing tea industry at the hands of a British foreman. The grisly A1999.1_27: "Inside the Secunderabagh, Lucknow" shows the outcome of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. A1999.1_30: "His Highness Maharao Raja Sir Raghubir Singhjt Sahib Bahadur" is a stately portrait of one of the last Rajput royals in Bundi. A1999.1_18 and A1999.1_20 show the view of Lake Nainital and the town of Nainital, which was built as a summer residence for British officials. Most directly, A1999.1_4: "The Delhi Durbar" shows the second British rulers of India, Edward VII and his wife Alexandra, gathering in Delhi in 1903.
Arrangement:
Arranged by item number.
Biographical / Historical:
The focus on India in this collection, the identity of the photographers, and the locations chosen to photograph shine a light on India during British occupation. The architecture of royally-funded 16th century Mughal structures builds a base against which the architecture (and ruins) of a contemporary 19th century town can be compared. Some speak more directly to the occupation than others.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Photography-India  Search this
Photography -- China  Search this
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Architecture -- India  Search this
Portraits -- Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Portraits
Albumen prints
Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01
See more items in:
Still Prints of Asia
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc365aad0ea-729b-4b0e-9d69-5f685981bd1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-01
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Mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach, Agra

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Agra (India)
Uttar Pradesh (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlach in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1860s. View from top from with a few gentlemen to the side. Signed "Bourne 1232" in the center of the image.
Biographical / Historical:
The mausoleum of Etmad-Dowlach (Itimād-Ud-Daulah), built between 1622 and 1628, is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The tomb was commissioned by Mughal empress Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg (also known as Itimād-ud-Daulah). Mirzā Ghiyās Beg was known for his administrative prowess. He moved to India as a poor beggar, and eventually worked his way up to a high administrative official, earning his title Itimād-ud-Daulah ("Pillar of the State") from Emperor Akbar I. One of his granddaughters, Mumtaz Mahal, later also became empress alongside Shah Jahan. As it is thought that this tomb heavily inspired the Taj Mahal, which was built as Mumtaz Mahal's tomb, this mausoleum is sometimes called "the little Taj".

[Maybe more about Nur Jahan?]

It being made completely of white marble is an example of the changing trends in Mughal architecture. The tomb is intricately decorated on both the exterior and interior, with fine jali (stone latticework) and precious jewels inlaid in the marble in colorful patterns in the parchin kari (pietre dure) technique.

For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Architecture -- Mughal -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item A1999.01_10
See more items in:
Still Prints of Asia
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc37629c1df-2512-4e11-9da7-6fdeef86d7a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-01-ref10

Mausoleum of Akbar, Secundra

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Agra (India)
Uttar Pradesh (India)
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.
Biographical / Historical:
The Mausoleum of Akbar, built 1605-1613, is located in Secundra (Sikandra), outside of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Akbar I expanded the Mughal Empire to Bengal in the east, the Deccan plateau in the south, Kashmir in the north, and Sindh in the west. Because of his personal religious beliefs, as well as in an attempt to prevent discord in a growing empire with diverse peoples, Akbar allowed for a great degree of religious freedom. He was interred in the mausoleum by his son, Jahangir, in 1613. In 1691, the tomb was attacked by rebels and Akbar's remains were desecrated. This photograph was taken before the restoration of the mausoleum in 1905.

For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Architecture -- Mughal -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_11
See more items in:
Still Prints of Asia
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3414572ba-6ada-43da-a359-9c3240ff18f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-01-ref11

Futtepore Sikri, Tomb of Selim Chisti

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3, Item 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Uttar Pradesh (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Tomb of Selim Chisti at Futtepore Sikri (Fatehpur Sikri), Uttar Pradesh, India, 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.
Biographical / Historical:
The tomb of Sufi saint Selim Chisti (Salim Chishti) was built by Akbar I in 1580-1581. The tomb was built to honor him after he successfully predicted the birth of Akbar's son, Jahangir. The tomb is located within the same building complex as the Jama Masjid. The tomb is known for its occupant, but also for its architecture. Its white marble stands against the red sandstone of the rest of the complex, and intricately carved jali (stone latticework) surrounds the building on all sides.

For information on Fatehpur Sikri, see A1999.1_9 For information on Akbar I, see A1999.1_11 For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Architecture -- Mughal -- India  Search this
Mosques -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item A1999.01_12
See more items in:
Still Prints of Asia
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3d8417307-ddc3-496e-bfd5-42c5ede38677
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-01-ref12

View From the Terrace, Tomb of Zenab Aliya, Lucknow

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3, Item 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Uttar Pradesh (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of a photograph from the terrace of the Chota Imambara complex, with a view of the tomb of Zenab Aliya and a Jama Masjid (mosque), in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 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.
Biographical / Historical:
The tomb of Zenab Aliya (Zinat Algiya, or alternatively, Asiya Begum) is a part of the Chota Imambara complex in Lucknow. The complex began construction in 1838, but was not completed for over fifty years. It was intended as a meeting hall for Shia Muslims, as well as a mausoleum for Muhammad Ali Shah, King of Awadh (alternatively Oudh), and his family members. The tomb was built for both Zinat Algiya, daughter of Muhammad Ali Shah, and her husband. The building seen behind the tomb of Zinat Algiya is a Jama Masjid, which was also commissioned by Muhammad Ali Shah in 1839. After his death, his wife, Malika Jahan Sahiba, ensured the completion of the masjid in 1845.

King Muhammad Ali took power amid a set of dynastic disputes; he was aided to the throne in 1837 by the British. He ruled for only five years before his death. The increasing involvement of the British in varying dynasties in India shows the continually growing power of the East India Company before the British Crown took formal control of the country in 1858.

For information on the city of Lucknow under British rule, see A1999.1_27 For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
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Collection is open for research.
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Topic:
Mausoleums -- India  Search this
Architecture -- Mughal -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_13
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Great Gate, Futtepore Sikhri

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3, Item 5
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Uttar Pradesh (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
This image is a view of the Great Gate (Buland Darwaza) seen from afar. The photograph is taken from above a set of ruins. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1860s. Signed "Bourne 1264" in the center of the image.
Biographical / Historical:
The Buland Darwaza is the entrance to the complex in Fatehpur Sikri that houses the Jama Masjid and the Tomb of Salim Chishti. The gate is seen as one of the prime examples of Mughal architecture. It is the tallest gateway in the world at 176 ft (54 meters).

For information on the complex at Fatehpur Sikri, see A1999.1_9 For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
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Collection is open for research.
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Topic:
Architecture -- Mughal -- India  Search this
Mosques -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_14
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Kootub Minar

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India -- Delhi -- Delhi
India -- Delhi -- Qutl Minar
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Kootub Minar (Qutb Minar). Signed "Bourne 1369" in the lower right corner of the image.
Biographical / Historical:
The Qutb Minar (Victory Tower) is located in South Delhi, Delhi, India and was constructed between 1199 and 1220. The minaret is a symbol of the beginning of Muslim rule in India; the Qutb Minar complex was commissioned by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mamluk dynasty. It is named after either this Sultan, or possibly Sufi saint Quṭb al-Dīn Bakhtiyār Kākī. The minaret's construction began after the Qutb Minar complex but was completed first.

The complex was constructed on the site of twenty-seven Hindu and Jain temples; the stone of the demolished temples were used for construction. As said by Qutb-ud-din's chronicler, Hasan Nizami: "The conqueror entered the city and its vicinity was freed from idols and idol-worship; and in the sanctuaries of the images of the gods, mosques were raised by the worshippers of the one God."(1) The architecture of the tower is one of the earliest examples of a synthesized Hindu and Islamic style in India.

For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4

(1) J. A. Page & Y. D. Sharma. Qutb Minar & Adjoining Monuments, ed. Swati Mitra (New Delhi: International Print-O-Pac Ltd, 2002). Archaeological Survey of India, Government of India. Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2017 with funding from Public.Resource.Org. https://archive.org/details/qutbminaradjoini00page/mode/2up. 30-34.
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Topic:
Mosques -- India  Search this
Minarets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_15
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The Fort, Agra with Taj in Distance

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Agra (India)
Uttar Pradesh (India)
Agra Fort (Agra, India)
Date:
circa 1860s-1880s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print, circa 1860s-1880s, depicting The Fort, Agra with the Taj Mahal in the distance, India. Signed "Bourne 1221" in the lower left corner of image.
Biographical / Historical:
The Agra Fort served as the main royal residence in Agra when it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1598-1648. The city had intermittently served as the capital since 1526; the capital was changed to fit political and martial circumstances. The fort was built sometime before 1504, when Delhi Sultan Sikandar Khan Lodi claimed the city of Agra. In 1526, Mughal Emperor Babur captured the city, and Babur made the Fort his main residency. Facing the results of continued fighting, the Fort was damaged by the time Akbar I claimed Agra as his capital in 1558. Akbar had the ruined fort heavily renovated with the characteristic Mughal red sandstone. Akbar's grandson, Shah Jahan, also had the Fort renovated.

Shah Jahan was also the commissioner of the Taj Mahal, located in the background of this photograph. His touches on both structures show his hand in the changing style of Mughal architecture: the Taj Mahal's entirety and the interior of the Agra Fort is worked in white marble.

For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
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Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Architecture -- Mughal -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_16
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Cawnpore, the Memorial Well

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4, Item 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Kanpur (India)
Uttar Pradesh (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the exterior of the Memorial Well in Cawnpore (Kanpur), India. View from an angle with a few Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1205" in the center of the image.
Biographical / Historical:
Cawnpore (Kanpur) was the site of conflict during the 1857 Indian Rebellion. The monument memorializes the massacre of 200 women and children and the disposal of their bodies into a nearby well. The central statue is a standing angel, designed by Carlo Marochetti and constructed in 1860. After India declared independence in 1947, the statue was moved to the nearby Kanpur Memorial Church.

For an image of the interior of the monument, see A1999.1_8 For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_17
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Nyne Tal, the Lake

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4, Item 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Nyne Tal
Himalaya Mountains (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the Nyne Tal (Nainital, or Naini Lake), India, circa 1860s. View from an angle with Indian men in the center of the photograph.
Biographical / Historical:
The Nyne Tal (Nainital, or Naini Lake) is located in Nainital, Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India. The lake is a part of the system of waterbodies and mountains that make up the Himalayas. Nearby, the town of Nainital was founded in 1841, after the British took control of the region. As the town grew, it served as a summer residence for British soldiers and officials.

For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Lakes -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_18
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Rustic Scene in Bengal

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Bengal (India)
Date:
1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of a small collection of buildings near a stream in Bengal, India, circa 1860s. A few of the buildings are constructed with brick, while some appear to be made of bamboo. All of the rooves are made of thatch, except the central brick building, which either has a flat roof, or its roof has been destroyed. It also appears that one roof, visible on the streambank in the middle ground, has been blown off its original building. The photograph is signed "Bourne 1731" in the lower left corner of the image.
Biographical / Historical:
Bengal was one of the earliest sites of sustained British-Indian contact. The region of Bengal includes much of northern India; it stretched from the Punjab region to Assam and Burma. The region is mostly composed of wetlands, due to its location on the Ganges River Delta. Upon Muslim conquest in the 14th century, the region was the birthplace to the Bengal Sultanate, which was absorbed into the Mughal Empire over the last quarter of the 16th century. In 1612, the British East India Company joined other European countries in establishing trading points in Bengal. As the Mughal Empire declined, the British gained power; formal rule by the British East India Company began in 1793 after sustained conflict. Early occupation and mismanagement led to repeated famines. The British crown took direct control of the region in 1857 after the Indian Rebellion. The Bengal Presidency was one of four subdivisions of British India, with the largest city, Kolkata, as its capital.

For information on Samuel Bourne, see A1999.1_4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_19
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Nynee Tal, The Church, A peep from the Upper Mall

Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Nyne Tal
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of the town of Nynee Tal (Nainital), Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India, circa 1860s. Signed "Bourne 1633" in the lower left corner of the image.
Biographical / Historical:
The town of Nainital was founded in 1841, after the British took control of the region. As the town grew, it served as a summer residence for British soldiers and officials. One of the first buildings constructed in the town was the church of St. John in the Wilderness, completed in 1846. The church is located on the center-left of the image. The town is named for the nearby lake, Nainital, which is a part of the system of waterbodies and mountains that make up the Himalayas.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Collection Citation:
Still Prints of Asia, FSA.A1999.01. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.01, Item FSA.A1999.01_20
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