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Neil's Gate [Lucknow].

Neil's Gate [Lucknow].

Photographer: Ali, Abbas

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1874

Shelfmark: Photo 988/(28)

Item number: 98828

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of Sher Darwaza or Tiger's gate from 'The Lucknow Album: containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow,' was taken by Darogha Abbas Ali c.1874. Located north of the Telegraph Office within the Residency complex, Sher Darwaza was the gateway to the Kaiserbagh palace. This gateway "was the scene of the battle during the struggle of 1857 and on 26th September of that year a shot was fired from the top of this gateway mortally wounded General Neill who was heading the first Relief Column to Lucknow. At the spot where General Neill fell stands a small monument with his name."

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