Cashmere Gate, Delhi.
Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet
Medium: Photographic print
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 Kashmir Gate, at the northern end of the walled city of Delhi was of strategic importance in the battle for Delhi during the Uprising of 1857. In advance of their attack on Delhi the British shelled the Kashmir gate relentlessly for days. On 14 September 1857 they breached the walls and managed to enter the city.