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Government College, Lahore.

Government College, Lahore.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 355/1(224)

Item number: 3551224

Length: 18.8

Width: 23.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph by an unknown photographer in the 1880s, part of the Dunlop Smith Collection: Sir Charles Aitchison Album of Views in India and Burma. A general view of the gothic Government College at Lahore (now in Pakistan), completed in 1877. Lahore on the Ravi river, has been the provincial capital of the Punjab for centuries, and has had several periods of development under Mughal, Sikh, and British rule, all of which left it embellished with architecture. It achieved its greatest glory under the Mughals, from the 1520s to the early 18th century, when it became known as the 'city of gardens'.

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