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Faroshkhana [Rampur]

Faroshkhana [Rampur]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1911

Shelfmark: Photo 36/(31)

Item number: 31

Length: 19.5

Width: 26.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Faroshkhana at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1911. This photograph is part of an album of views of Rampur presented to the India Office by the Festival of Empire in November 1911. The Nawab of Rampur, Hamid Ali Khan (1896-1930), was one of the exhibitors at the Festival of Empire's exhibition site held at Crystal Palace to mark George V's coronation. Hamid Ali Khan organised an extensive rebuilding programme in Rampur, which was carried out by W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer. Wright's architecture synthesises elements from Islamic, Hindu and the Victorian Gothic, known as Indo-Saracenic. This style was used throughout India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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