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Mashobra [near Simla].

Mashobra [near Simla].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 15/1(68)

Item number: 68

Length: 19.3

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Mashobra, near Shimla, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', taken in the 1890s. Mashobra was a suburb six miles from the larger hill station of Shimla and was known for its apple orchards and thick woods of oak and pine. At the hill top of the Mashobra, was a building called the Retreat which was used by the Viceroys of India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a weekend retreat. This is a general view of steep wooded ridges, with the odd European house.

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