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A View of the Scinde Valley. c1864

19th century Photograph of India by Samuel Bourne taken between 1864 and 1866. Individual photograph from a presentation album dated March 1868. A View of the Scinde Valley. c1864. Condition: Excellent contrast and tonality, minor edge fading. Photographer : Samuel Bourne #985. Size: 9.5 x 11.375 inches, 240 x 290 mm. Bourne noted: I was anxious to explore the Scind valley, a tributary of the main valley of Kashmir running far up into the mountains towards Ladak a little river sparkling through it from the snows above. And well was my perseverance rewarded, for up this valley I saw some of the finest mountain scenery it has ever been my fortune to look upon. As I should have to return the same way, I decided to push on as fast as possible to the head of the valley, or as far as I could get, keeping a sharp look-out for pictures, which I should thus be better to take on my return. The distance was over fifty miles, which I accomplished in three days. On the first two marches I saw nothing very striking and began to fear that my toilsome journey would fear a bad spec, but still had hopes, as I saw the valley narrowing, the mountains before me closing in, and the snow peeping out on some of their loftier peaks, that I should come to something better presently; and I was not deceived. Bourne, S, Narrative of a Photographic Trip to Kashmir (Cashmere) and the Adjacent Districts, The British Journal of Photography, 23 January 1867, p.39Read more

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Chumba; From Choughan or Hockey Ground. c1864

19th century Photograph of India by Samuel Bourne taken between 1864 and 1866. Individual photograph from a presentation album dated March 1868. Chumba; From Choughan or Hockey Ground. c1864. Condition: Excellent contrast and tonality. Photographer : Samuel Bourne #551. Size: 9.125 x 11 inches, 235 x 280 mm. Bourne noted: I left in a few days for Chumba, a small independent state belonging to the Rajah of that name. I found here three Europeans; the English resident at the Rajah's court, the Government Conservator of Forests, and a missionary, all Scotchmen. They received me very kindly, and during my stay we all dined together two or three times a week, and spent some of those pleasant evenings which are characteristic of Englishmen (in which I of course include Scotchmen) when a few of them meet together, no matter in what corner of the globe it may be. The appearance of Chumba is very picturesque. It is situated in the heart of the mountains, whose grassy slopes wore quite a pastoral aspect, and reminded me of the English lake district minus the lakes. The houses creep up the sides of the mountain, at the foot of which is a beautiful level of green or maidan, about 500 years long by 200 wide. This was formerly the choughan, where the ancient game of hockey on horseback was played. The game is still played in some parts of Northern India and Ladakh. Below this, at a distance of some 1,500 feet, runs the Ravee, a considerable river descending rapidly from the snows above. Chumba is a stronghold of Hindooism; though not a very large place, there could not be less than fifty Hindoo temples in it. Bourne, S, Narrative of a Photographic Trip to Kashmir (Cashmere) and Adjacent Districts, The British Journal of Photography, 2 November 1866, p.524Read more

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