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No. 20. [Bibighar] Well at Cawnpore.

No. 20. [Bibighar] Well at Cawnpore.

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 32/(14)

Item number: 14

Length: 33.4

Width: 48.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

This is a view of the site of what was to become the Memorial over which Marochetti's angel and Yule's memorial screen were later erected, photographed by Robert and Harriet Tytler in 1858. The garden was intended to commemorate the tragic events of the Uprising of 1857, in particular the fact that many women and children died at the site of the Bibighar well as they were trying to draw water. A caption accompanying this photograph reads, "The enclosure in the background is where the bodies are buried, the one in front erected to their memory. The tree to the right furnished the wood to make miniature crosses, sold for the benefit of the fugitives." After Indian independence the memorial was moved to the All Souls memorial Church.

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