Photograph of a view looking up-river towards the small wooden bridge and bungalow at Nogree, Himachal Pradesh, taken by Samuel Bourne in 1863. This photograph was taken during the first of three expeditions to Kashmir and the Himalayas undertaken by Bourne between 1863 and 1866. He set out from Shimla in July and spent ten weeks taking photographs of the mountains, the scenery along the River Sutlej, the Taree Pass and Glacier and finally descended to the Wanga Valley, before returning to Shimla. Bourne was well-known for his many picturesque views of India and noted for his quest for perfection, leading to photographs taken in extreme conditions or from precarious viewpoints. He submitted many photographs to the 6th Annual Exhibition of the Bengal Photographic Society in the same year, impressing judges and critics with the clarity and composition of his images, and won a gold medal for one of his views of the Wanga Valley.