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Kasauli, 1885. The Commissariat Bungalow.

Kasauli, 1885. The Commissariat Bungalow.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 752/1(59)

Item number: 752159

Length: 19.8

Width: 24.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Commissariat Bungalow in Kasauli, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of miscellaneous views taken in 1885. Kasauli is a Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh, situated on the summit of a long ridge overlooking the Kalka valley at an elevation of 6,335 feet above sea level. In 1842 a European military cantonment was founded here and it also became a convalescent depot. As Kasauli remained an army cantonment, restrictions imposed by authorities have prevented the old town from being built up and Kasauli still retains much of its colonial past.

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