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College Class, Canning College, Lucknow

College Class, Canning College, Lucknow

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/46(4693)

Item number: 4693

Length: 15.3

Width: 20.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a class at Canning College at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by an unknown photographer in 1871. Canning College, founded in 1864 and partly supported by the talukdars (local landowners) was the chief educational institution in Lucknow; an important educational centre in India. The founder named the college after his benefactor Lord Canning (Governor-General from 1856-1862) who rewarded him with a taluk (subdivision of a district) for his loyalty during the Indian Uprising of 1857. In 1922 it was incorporated into Lucknow University, together with two other colleges.

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