10 May 2002
UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER POSSIBLY JOHN BURKE (1843-1900)
Views of Afghanistan
Album of 35 albumen prints, including one 2-part and one 4-part panoramas. Circa 1878-80. Each approximately 9½ x 11¾in. (24.2 x 29.8cm.) or the reverse; the panoramas, 8 7/8 x 23¼in. (22.6 x 59.1cm.) and 9¼ x 46 5/8in. (23.5 x 118.5cm.) The majority titled in pencil on the mount. Red half leather, gilt.
Album size: 14 x 19in. (35.6 x 48.2cm.)
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Architectural and landscape views include Garden House, Jelalabad; Kabul; Smoocha; Poghman Valley; Jugduluk; Hindoo-Koosh mountains; Delhi fort and ruins of Bala-Hissar. Group portraits include Afghans at Gurdikutch. The panoramas show Kabul from Sher Dewanza.
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