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Gymkhana, Bangalore, 1902.

Gymkhana, Bangalore, 1902.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1902

Shelfmark: Photo 752/5(5)

Item number: 75255

Length: 22.4

Width: 28.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Gymkhana, Bangalore, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in c.1902. Bangalore was founded by Kempe Gowda, a feudatory chief of the Vijayanagar empire, in the early 16th century and became an important fortress under Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan in the late 18th century. The cantonment was founded in the early 18th century and a British garrison established here; the town continued to develop in the 19th century as a military and administrative centre. The view shows the Gymkhana building on the General Parade Ground.

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