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Kinchinjunga from Birch Hill, Darjeeling.

Kinchinjunga from Birch Hill, Darjeeling.

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 15/1(36)

Item number: 36

Length: 22.4

Width: 27.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of Kanchendzonga (or Kanchenjunga) in the Himalayan Range, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the 1880s. Kanchendzonga rises to a height of 8,585 metres (28,169 feet) above sea level and is the third highest peak in the world. It is located on the border of Sikkim and Nepal. Kanchendzonga means "The Five Treasures of the Snow" in the local dialect, referring to its five summits.

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