Architectural Lantern Slides of India (includes present-day Pakistan)

Collection Details Full Record
Parent Collection
Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created under the British colonial occupation of the Indian subcontinent, the British Raj, in the late 19th and early 20th century. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Image subjects include gardens, mosques, palaces, pagodas, temples, and tombs. Some images include people and fashions of the time. The collection includes images from present-day India and Pakistan.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Palaces

Historical gardens

Architecture

Temples

Spatial Coverage

Delhi

Lahore

Thanjavur

Pushkar

Kolkata

Vārānasi

Agra

Fatehpur Sikri

Gwalior

Hyderābād

Chennai

Srirangam

Āmer

Udaipur

India

Ahmadabad

Search CurateND

Search criteria:

Collection: Architectural Lantern Slides of India (includes present-day Pakistan) remove ×
Clear all

List of files deposited in CurateND that match your search criteria

  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The room is popularly referred to as “Saman Burj,” bedroom of the princess, although the scales would indicate a formal reception room.

    Built by the emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658) between 1639 and 1648, the Lal Qil‛a was the citadel of his new city Shahjahanabad. The complex has many buildings. The Khas-Mahal (“private house”) consists of three parts. The set of three rooms facing the Diwan-i-Khas is called the Tasbih-Khana (“chamber for telling beads”) …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Taj Mahal complex is bounded on three sides by crenellated red sandstone walls, with the river-facing side left open. Outside the walls are several additional mausoleums. The main gateway (darwaza) is a monumental structure. The face is a grand recessed arch (iwan) set within a rectangular frame and flanked by alcoves in two storeys, like the facade of the Taj Mahal. Its pishtaq arches also incorporate the calligraphy that decorates the tomb. It utilizes bas-relief and pietra dura inlaid …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Situated just north of the Jahangiri Mahal is the Shah Jahan-period Khas Mahal (“Private Palace”). On the east it overlooks the river and on the west the Anguri Bagh (a four-plot garden), with water channels, fountains and cascades. The main building, of pure white marble, was profusely painted with floral patterns, which are now faded. It is situated on a terrace flanked by red sandstone pavilions that were plastered white. Each of these has a curved cornice, derived from Indian, p…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01