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Oil lamp

Medium:
Raised, repoussé, chased silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D (approx.): 5.1 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm (2 x 5 x 3 in.)
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Oil lamp
Made in:
probably Lucknow, India
Date:
ca. 1880
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt
Accession Number:
1931-66-3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c2acf9b1-2ce4-4db2-a4b0-e815f4031f1d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1931-66-3

Printing block

Medium:
Medium: wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 40 x 80 x 22 cm (15 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 8 11/16 in.)
Type:
appliances & tools
Printing block
Made in:
Lucknow, India
Date:
1952–53
Accession Number:
1953-199-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f05723e2-6c31-4cf4-8aa7-98df3d09d08b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1953-199-1

Member of the Mayfield Family

Artist:
George Place, Irish, born Dublin, Ireland 1760 or 1775-died Lucknow, India 1805 or 1809  Search this
Sitter:
Mayfield  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.8 cm.)
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
ca. 1805
Topic:
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Object number:
1953.7.4
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7dc272470-ed09-4401-a6c4-de08f798f9b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1953.7.4

Fiber sample, Calotropis gigantea, Lucknow, India. ca.1885

Measurements:
overall: 4 3/4 in x 28 in x 6 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 71.12 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
fiber sample, calotropis gigantea
Date made:
ca. 1885
Credit Line:
Gift of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
ID Number:
TE.T00628
Accession number:
16188
Catalog number:
T628
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Fibers & Economic Botany
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-c3ca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1873446

Hookah base

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 18.2 x 16.4 cm (7 3/16 x 6 7/16 in)
Type:
Glass
Origin:
Lucknow?, India
Date:
18th century
Topic:
India  Search this
smoking  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.289.1
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.289
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye352c80593-5332-4dac-875c-16b529dda220
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.289

Hookah base

Medium:
Glass and gold
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.5 x 17.4 cm (7 11/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Glass
Origin:
Lucknow ?, India
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
India  Search this
smoking  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.349.4
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.349.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36bef27a6-2233-41fc-957e-5141c3ece08b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_LTS1985.1.349.4

Vasanta Vilasa (a poem on Spring) (detail)

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper mounted on cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 1101.5 × 24.5 cm (433 11/16 × 9 5/8 in)
Style:
Western Indian style
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Gujarat state, India
Date:
1451
Topic:
spring  Search this
poetry  Search this
illumination  Search this
Kama  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1932.24
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 01: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d41f9490-c3c0-4936-a860-63984aac4383
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1932.24

Portrait of a prince

Medium:
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 15.3 x 9.9 cm (6 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Delhi or Lucknow, India
Date:
early 19th century
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
India  Search this
prince  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.226
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye356d92f4c-1e88-40d5-aa0c-84954a7e29be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.226

Presented by the citizens of Lucknow to their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales December 1905 [on gift label]. [Active no. 8721 : stereo interpositive,]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Gridwood  Search this
Names:
Wales, Prince of  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
India -- 1900-1910
Lucknow (India)
Date:
1906
Local Numbers:
94299 (associated number)

RSN 22866
General:
NOTE! IMAGE REVERSE COPIED ON VIDEODISC!
Currently stored in box 3.2.27 [214]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Gifts  Search this
Royalty  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 22771-22871
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref20633

Frank Frick photograph collection relating to India

Collector:
Frick, Frank, 1828-  Search this
Names:
Magyar Állami Operaház  Search this
Publisher:
Stengel & Markert  Search this
Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Calderoni Es Tarsa  Search this
Deen Dayal, Raja, 1844-1905  Search this
Extent:
150 Prints (albumen)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Bengali (South Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Sānchi (India)
Budapest (Hungary)
Darjeeling (India : District)
Agra (India)
India
Ellora Caves (India)
Abu (India)
Udaipur (India : District)
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Kanpur (India)
Āmer (India)
Chittaurgarh (India)
Elephanta Island (India)
Jaipur (India)
Ajanta Caves (India)
Hyderabad (India : District)
Delhi (India)
Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India)
Date:
circa 1896-1897
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs in albums made by Frank Frick documenting architecture, people, agriculture, and scenery in India. Photographs are annotated with descriptions and dates that apparently relate to Frickʹs visits. Some photographs were made by Raja Deen Dayal (also known as Lala Deen Dayal) and Samuel Bourne. The collection also includes one loose photograph of the Budapest Opera House, published by Stengel & Markert in Dresden and possibly photographed by the Calderoni Es Tarsa studio.
Biographical/Historical note:
The collector has not been identified wth certainty, but was probably Frank Frick (1828-1910), a merchant from Baltimore, Maryland. Frick was a patron of the arts who, during the last years of his life, traveled in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-44
General note:
Information on photographers taken from Clark Worswick, a curator and historian of photography.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Raja Deen Dayal can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Addititional photographs of India by Samuel Bourne can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 161.
Additional photographs of India by Bourne can be found in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives in A2006.02, 1998.07, A2001.5, A1999.8, and A2002.09.
Records of Frank Frick's patronage of the arts in Baltimore can be found in the Archives of American Art in the Peabody Gallery of Art records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photograph albums
Citation:
Photo lot 82-44, Frank Frick photograph collection relating to India, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-44
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-44

Lucknow, India, 1985

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 4: Slides
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2013-06-ref187

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:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2002-01
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The Lucknow Album. Printed by G.H. Rouse

Creator:
Rouse, G. H. (George Henry), 1838-1909  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (50 leaves of tipped-in albumen prints, 58 p, 25 x 17 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Albumen prints
Books
Place:
Lucknow (India)
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Lucknow
Date:
Calcutta :, Baptist Mission Press,, 1874
Scope and Contents:
A published pictorial guide with illustrations of the city of Lucknow, India. In its ideal state, the volume contained 50 tipped-in albumen prints, accompanied by full textual descriptions of each scene depicted, along with a large-sized plan of the city executed by Parogha Ubbas Alli, Assistant Municipal Engineer, who may have been the photographer. Created in part as a memorial to the Garrison of Lucknow and survivors of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858 and dedicated to Sir George Couper, Chief Commissioner of Oudh.
Arrangement:
One volume Stored in one box.
Biographical / Historical:
George Henry Rouse was an English Baptist missionary and Bible translator in India. Born in Suffolk, Rouse became a Baptist at the age of 16, completing his education at Stepney (now Regent's Park) College and London University. In 1861, he journeyed to Calcutta as a missionary for the Baptist Missionary Society, but ill health forced his return to England, where he took up a teaching position at Haverfordwest Baptist College from 1867-1872. He later returned to India as the secretary of the Baptist Indian Mission and the head of the Baptist Mission Press.
Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense there by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1997.02
General:
Large 8vo., beveled edges, brown hexagon-grain cloth with gilt title on front cover, blind stamping on front and back. Imperfect; wanting the plan.
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
Books
Identifier:
FSA.A1997.02
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1997-02
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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
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Still Prints of Asia: The Residency, Lucknow

Creator:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 38 x 41 cm.)
Container:
Box 3
Box 4
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Lucknow (India) -- History -- Siege, 1857
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Lucknow
Date:
1858
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print by Felix Beato, mounted on card, with "Residency" inscribed in black ink below the print. View of the shelled remains of the Residency in Lucknow, with two men sitting in the foreground, circa 1858.
Arrangement:
One flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. The images Beato took during this time are thought to be the first to depict actual human corpses on the battlefield. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area's first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense there by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.28
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.A1999.28
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-28
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Still Prints of Asia: Alumbagh, near Lucknow

Creator:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 24 x 29 cm., mounted 38 x 41 cm.)
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Lucknow (India) -- History -- Siege, 1857
India -- Uttar Padesh -- Lucknow
Date:
1858
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print by Felix Beato, mounted on card, with "Alumbagh near Lucknow 1857-8" lightly inscribed in pencil below the print. View of the Alumbagh (or Alambagh) palace and surrounding entrenchments, circa 1858.
Arrangement:
One flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. The images Beato took during this time are thought to be the first to depict actual human corpses on the battlefield. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area's first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense there by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858. Alumbagh (Alambagh) was a large residence and garden located about 4 miles from Lucknow. It was used as a fort by the rebels and later as the military command for the British.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.29
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.A1999.29
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-29
Online Media:

Still Prints of Asia: Inside the Secunderabagh, Lucknow

Creator:
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 26 x 30 cm., mounted 38 x 41 cm.)
Container:
Box 3
Box 4
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Lucknow (India) -- History -- Siege, 1857
Sikandar Garden (Lucknow, India)
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Lucknow
Date:
circa 1858
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print by Felix Beato, mounted on card, with "Lucknow. Inside the Secunderabagh Shewing [sic] where 2600 Sepoys were Killed" inscribed in black ink below the print. View taken circa 1858 of the interior of the Sikandar Garden, with skeletal remains strewn across the grounds.
Arrangement:
One flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Although he was born in Greece, Felice Beato worked as a press photographer in England and achieved recognition for his coverage of British political conflicts, photographing the Crimean War of 1855 and, together with his brother-in-law, James Robertson, the 1858 Indian Mutiny in Delhi and Lucknow. After moving to Yokohama in 1863, Beato opened the area's first photography studio and documented the people and culture of Japan for the next twenty years, taking photographs and selling them to tourists. During his travels, Beato was able to gain access to Japanese ports that were open only to diplomats by acting as an official photographer for the British navy.
The Sikandar Garden is a villa and garden complex located on the outskirts of Lucknow, which was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense in Lucknow by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858. During the siege of the city, the Sikandar (or Secundra) Garden was used as a refuge by hundreds of sepoys who were under attack by British troops. On November 16, 1857, the villa was overrun and approximately 2000 sepoys were killed. After the fighting, the British dead were buried in a deep trench but the Indian dead were left to rot. In early 1858 Beato took this well-known photograph, possibly the first photographic depiction of human corpses, although there is some controversy over whether he had some of the corpses disinterred for dramatic effect.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.27
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.A1999.27
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-27
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Stereographs of India

Creator:
Ricalton, James  Search this
Underwood and Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
151 Items (stereocards)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Stereographs
Place:
India
Scope and Contents:
151 commercial stereographs depicting scenes of South Asia. Sources include Underwood and Underwood Publishers; Ricalton; H.C. White Co.; American Stereoscopic Co. and Keystone View Co. Collectively this is a nearly complete complement of photographs of India taken by James Ricalton.
Local Numbers:
E591

FSA A2014.06 2.S
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Stereographs
Identifier:
FSA.A2014.06, Item FSA A2014.06 2.S
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Robert J. Del Bonta Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2014-06-ref11
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Exhibition Catalog, "Exhibition of Pictorial Photography" by Chin-San Long

Creator:
Lang Jingshan, Photographer, 1892-1995  Search this
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (29 x 17.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 14, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
China
Shanghai (China)
China -- Shanghai -- Shanghai
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
John Calvin Ferguson listed as patron.
Catalog of 14 photographs of Lang Jingshan to commemorate the centenary of Daguerre, sponsored by l'Association Photographique de l'Université l'Aurore, Shanghai, 1939. Fourteen monochrome photographs and one color print; forward by Lang, dated October 10, 1939. Also includes brief notes of appreciation by John C. Ferguson; J. Hernault S.J.; Hsia Ching-Kwen (Xia Jingguan) and Chen Chuan-Lin (Chen Zhuanlin).
郎靜山
Exhibition of Pictorial Photography, by Chin-san Long
Biographical / Historical:
Lang Jingshan was a pioneering Chinese photographer active from the 1920s until his death in 1995. He is most noted for incorporating Chinese traditional painting styles and themes into his photographs. He also was noted for exploring modernist subjects and techniques such as 'composite photography' and nudes.
Admission tickets and sales profits from this 1939 exhibition were donated to purchase medical photography equipment and for refugees of the Japanese invasion of China.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.33 3.10.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, File FSA A1999.33 3.10.1
See more items in:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers / Series 5: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref905
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[E. Howard Clock Orders Ledger, New York office, Volume 14, book.]

Author:
E. Howard Clock Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Howard, Edward  Search this
E. Howard Clock Co.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Blackwell, Dana  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Ink on paper, 15.6" x 9.7".)
Container:
Box 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Volumes
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Massachusetts -- 19th century
Boston (Mass.) -- 19th century
Date:
1881 December 14-1884 November 11
Scope and Contents:
(AC*0776.07.14)
Listing of clock orders.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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:
Clock and watch making  Search this
Clock and watch makers  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledgers (account books) -- 1840-1900
Collection Citation:
E. Howard Clock Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
E. Howard Clock Company Records
E. Howard Clock Company Records / Series 7: Clock Orders
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0776-ref33
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