The photographs document prehistoric through 17th century A.D. architecture in India, Java, and Burma (now Myanmar), including religious and secular structures and engineered works. There are also landscapes showing the sites of early structures in Kashmir. Structures shown include bridges, Buddhist temples (with sculptures), dwellings (such as caves and huts), pagodas, ruins, and walls (with sculpture). The photographs also include an informal portrait of a young girl, group portraits of men and women washing in the Ganges River, and some contemporary landscape shots. Some items with description, location, and name of building or site. The collection is compiled from photographs taken by various photography studios, including Johnston and Hoffman and Lala Deen Dayal and Sons.
Organized by photography studio, then by original photograph number.
The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University Gift; 1989.
Milton S. Eisenhower Library South Asian Architecture Photographs. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, 1989.