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General view of Abbotabad 75212103

General view of Abbotabad 75212103

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 752/12(103)

Item number: 75212103

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Abbottabad, now in Pakistan, from the Macnabb Collection, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Abbottabad was founded in 1853 by Major James Abbott, the first Deputy Commissioner of the Hazara District. This district ran from the Himalayas in the north towards Rawalpindi in the south. Abbottabad was a cantonment, or permanent Army base, for the region; the garrison consisted of four Gurkha battalions and four mountain batteries.

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