Landing place, Prome
Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911)
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a landing place at Prome in Burma (Myanmar), taken by Philip Adolphe Klier in the 1890s. Prome (Pyay or Pye) lies on the eastern banks of the Irrawaddy River (Ayeyarwaddy) in the delta region of Burma and has historically been an important centre of trade between Upper and Lower Burma. In the late 19th century it was one of the largest towns in Burma. This is a view of a landing place next to the river, with stacks of timber on the river bank and steamers of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company moored alongside. Prome was one of the ports of call on the journey between Rangoon (Yangon) and Mandalay. The photograph is from an album devoted almost entirely to Lord Elgin's Burma tour of November to December 1898. Victor Alexander Bruce (1849-1917), 9th Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine, served as Viceroy of India between 1894 and 1899.