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Baillie Guard [Gate] from the inside, Lucknow.

Baillie Guard [Gate] from the inside, Lucknow.

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 193/(23)

Item number: 19323

Genre: Photograph

Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, at Delhi, Lucknow and Cawnpore in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. The Baillie Guard gateway is the entry point to the Residency Complex of Lucknow, named after Major John Baillie, who was the Resident from 1811-1815. The Residency Building, built c.1800 for the British Resident in Lucknow, was a key site of the Siege of Lucknow during the Uprising of 1857. Approximately 3000 British inhabitants took refuge within the complex. The surviving ruins convey the grandeur of the original structure and provide an insight to the the events of 1857.

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