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Album of Photographs of India, Burma, and the Andaman Islands

Author Bourne, Samuel (1834-1912) and other photographers
Title Album of Photographs of India, Burma, and the Andaman Islands
Imprint
Date of Publication 1863-1899
Language English
Notes An important group of early photographs assembled between 1850 and 1867 by James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and his son Victor Alexander Bruce, the 9th Earl, providing a visual record of the distinguished careers of the two earls as diplomats, military strategists, and politicians in India and the Far East. The four Elgin albums form a valuable source for the study of colonial and imperialist expansion, global commercial travel, and, not least, the rapid growth of commercial photography. The purchase was made possible by generous contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund (National Heritage Memorial Fund) and the National Art Collections Fund.
Shelfmark Phot.la.13
Acquired on 08/02/00
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