Lahore Gate, Red Fort, Delhi.
Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet
Medium: Photographic print
Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. The Lahore Gate was the principal entrance of the Red Fort or Lal Qila, built by Emperor Shah Jahan (r.1628-58) in 1639. This was the site where the collector, commissioner and magistrate of Delhi and other Europeans were killed by insurgents at the outbreak of the Uprising on 11 May 1857.