First gate of the Hosenabad Imambara [Lucknow].
Photographer: Ali, Abbas
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph of the Husainabad Gateway from 'The Lucknow Album: containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow,' was taken by Darogha Abbas Ali c.1874. This gateway opens onto the Husainabad Imambara which was constructed during the reign of Muhammad Ali Shah (r.1837-1842) as a building used to celebrate the fesitval of Muharram. This complex of the Husainabad Imambara is rectangular and can be entered through four impressive gateways on each side. The complex consists of a forecourt and main court. The imambara is located within the main court and has two tombs on either side.