From Presidency [sic, for Residency] looking E., Mount Aboo
Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd (Samuel Bourne 1834-1912)
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Mount Abu, Rajasthan, taken by Colin Murray for the firm of Bourne & Shepherd in 1872-73. It is a general view of the hill station, founded in the early 19th century, looking towards the hills with cottages in the foreground. This photograph also appears as plate VI in James Burgess, ‘Photographs of Architecture and Scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana’ (Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta, 1874), where it is described: ''On the extreme left are the offices of the Agency, and on the right is seen the roof and part of the west end of the little English church, nearly behind which is the Lawrence School, while between this and the Agency offices, as also behind and before the school, are several bangalâs belonging to officers attached to the Agency. The picture gives a very fair idea of the station, charmingly situated on an undulating plateau surrounded by hills.''