Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Kacheris, the Administration Offices of the Collector of the district, at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer, from an album of views of Rampur presented to the India Office by the Festival of Empire in November 1911. The Nawab of Rampur, Hamid Ali Khan (1896-1930), was one of the exhibitors at the Festival of Empire exhibition held at Crystal Palace to mark George V's coronation. Hamid Ali Khan organised an extensive building programme which was designed by W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer, including a series of impressive public buildings which are situated west of the Fort-palace complex. Wright's architecture synthesises elements from Islamic, Hindu and Victorian Gothic, known as 'Indo-Saracenic'. This was a style used for many public buildings across India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.