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Great deodar 42 feet in circumference.

Great deodar 42 feet in circumference.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 15/1(49)

Item number: 49

Length: 22.6

Width: 28.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Deodar tree near Shimla, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98'. A late print (1890s) from a Samuel Bourne photograph. Deodar trees are native to the Himalayas and can grow to 200 feet in height. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘devadara’ meaning tree of the gods; the wood was traditionally used to construct temples.

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