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Lawrence and Montgomery Halls, Lahore. Two large Halls for public meetings built by subscription in honour of Sir John (now Lord) Lawrence and Sir Robert Montgomery.

Lawrence and Montgomery Halls, Lahore. Two large Halls for public meetings built by subscription in honour of Sir John (now Lord) Lawrence and Sir Robert Montgomery.

Photographer: Craddock, James

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 211/1(85)

Item number: 211185

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Lawrence and Montgomery Halls, Lahore from the Brandreth Collection: 'Views in Simla, Cashmere and the Punjaub' taken by James Craddock in the 1860s. The caption states, "Two large Halls for public meetings built by subscription in honour of Sir John (now Lord) Lawrence and Sir Robert Montgomery. The latter is almost the finest room in India & is used for all the state durbars & Senate meetings, etc. The great ball to the Duke of Edinburgh was in this Hall." After Punjab was annexed by the British the first Chief Commissioner and first Lieutenant-Governor was Sir John Lawrence, who went on to became the Viceroy of India 1864-69. Sir Robert Montgomery was the Lt. Governor of Punjab (1859-65).

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