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Hossainabad, [Lucknow].

Hossainabad, [Lucknow].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 254/1(61)

Item number: 254161

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Hussainabad Imambara from the Vibart Collection: 'Dannenberg Album' of Indian Mutiny sites taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. The Husainabad Imambara, constructed during the reign of Muhammad Ali Shah (r.1837-1842), was a building used to celebrate the festival of Muharram. This complex of the Husainabad Imambara is rectangular and can be entered through four impressive gateways on each side. The complex consists of a forecourt and main court. The imambara is located within the main court and has two tombs on either side.

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