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Magazine at Delhi.

Magazine at Delhi.

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 193/(3)

Item number: 1933

Genre: Photograph

Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, at Delhi, Lucknow and Cawnpore in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. This is a view of the outer walls of the magazine with a portion of the European cemetery on the left. To the north of the Red Fort and close to the Kashmir gate was the powder magazine of Delhi, containing vast quantities of military stores including gun powder. At the start of the Uprising on 11th May1857, the insurgents demanded the surrender of the magazine. An encounter began but the small number of British protecting the magazine unable to defend it fired a train of gunfire which lead to an explosion killing many of the insurgents.

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