Indian Architecture Photograph Collection, circa 1890s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Indian Architecture Photograph Collection
circa 1890s (inclusive)
15 photographic prints (1 box)
Collection Number
Photographs depicting various sites on the west coast of India, many of which are in or around Ahmadābād.
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The collection contains fifteen large photographs depicting a variety of sites, including religious buildings such as temples, mosques, and shrines, as well as commercial and domestic architecture, on the west coast of India. Many of the sites depicted are in or around Ahmadābād. At least one of the photographs was taken by the well-known photographer Henry Cousens, who took many pictures of Indian architecture during the last few years of the 19th century.

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Container(s) Description Dates
1  Bazaar, Ahmadābād, India circa 1890s
2  Door of old palace used as jail, Ahmadābād, India circa 1890s
3  Entrance to Jain temple, Ahmadābād, India circa 1890s
4  Mosque, Ahmadābād, India circa 1890s
5  Mosque
Henry Cousens (photographer)
circa 1890s
6  Interior of Jame Mosque circa 1890s
7  Amber Palace circa 1890s
8  Mobile shrine circa 1890s
9  Detail of Mahajan's wada, Yeola, India
A wada is a type of dwelling.
circa 1890s
10  Mehta Nathmul's house with people and camel circa 1890s
11  Seventeenth-century housefront
Sign reads "Nilkanthrai Dayabhai L. M. and S."
circa 1890s
12  Building ruins circa 1890s
13  Islamic building with people and street light circa 1890s
14  Islamic building circa 1890s
15  Street buildings and onlookers circa 1890s

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Architecture, Islamic--India--Photographs
  • Architecture, Jaina--India--Photographs
  • Bazaars (Markets)--India--Photographs
  • Dwellings--India--Photographs
  • Mosques--India--Ahmadābād--Photographs
  • Temples--India--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Ahmadābād (India)--Photographs
  • India--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Cousens, Henry, 1854-1934 (photographer)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)