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Head of Ganges Canal, Hardwar.

Head of Ganges Canal, Hardwar.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 15/1(28)

Item number: 28

Length: 16.3

Width: 29.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the head of Ganges Canal, Haridwar from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98'. This is a view looking towards canal works at the head of the Ganges Canal at Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh. This is a later print (1890s) of a Samuel Bourne photograph. The Upper Ganges Canal was built in 1854; it carries water from the Himalayan snowmelt, diverted into the canal by a dam and provides irrigation for the surrounding land.

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