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

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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

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

    A Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal. The temple compound, apart from the nine-spired (“Nava-ratna”) main temple (14 m square), contains a large courtyard surrounding the te…

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

    The Burmese Pagoda at Eden Gardens was brought from the city of Prome in Myanmar (then Burma) by Lord Dalhousie in 1854 (following the Second Anglo-Burmese War of 1852) as a token of conquest of an area that was ruled as part of the British Raj. Dalhousie assumed charge of his dual duties as Governor-General of India and Governor of Bengal on 12 January 1848. The original wooden structure rotted away with the passage of time but has been restored. Eden Gardens is the oldest cricket ground in …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01