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Cherat cantonment, NWFP.

Cherat cantonment, NWFP.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(28)

Item number: 2728

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Cherat Cantonment, from an Album of Miscellaneous views in India, taken in the 1870s. Cherat, on the west of the Khattak range of hills was established as a sanatorium in 1861 by the British so that troops in the North West Frontier Province could escape the heat and disease of the Peshawar valley. It was declared a cantonment in 1886 and became the summer headquarters of troops in the Peshawar area.

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