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India, British Raj, Photo Album, 1876-1881.

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3176B
Lot:
163
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Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

India, British Raj, Photo Album, 1876-1881. Large-format album containing thirty-six photographs (most 8 x 11 in.) of various subjects, including fifteen images taken in Madras during the Marquess of Chandos's (1823-1889) tenure as Governor of Madras, including exterior shots of picnics, and interior and exterior views newly-built Government House in Ootacamund [Ooty], hunting, and badminton (one photo taken of ladies on the veranda signed "Penn," likely Albert Thomas Watson Penn (1849-1924), active in India in this period, other photos likely attributable to Penn as well); seven photographs of Egypt from a 1880 trip; seven Italian tourist photographs; and eight images of the Duke's homecoming to Britain at the end of his time in Madras in 1881; newly rebound in full leather, 13 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Keywords

Albert Thomas Watson Penn, Ooty, Tourism in Tamil Nadu, Madras, Egypt, India, United Kingdom

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