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[View of the] Stables [Rampur]

[View of the] Stables [Rampur]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1911

Shelfmark: Photo 36/(34)

Item number: 34

Length: 20.3

Width: 27.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the stables at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1911, from the Nawab of Rampur's presentation album. The album was presented to the India Office by the Festival of Empire in November 1911. The Nawab of Rampur, Hamid Ali Khan (1896-1930), was one of the exhibitors at the Festival of Empire exhibition held at Crystal Palace to mark George V's coronation. Hamid Ali Khan organised an extensive rebuilding programme in Rampur which was carried out by W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer. Wright's architecture synthesises elements from Islamic, Hindu and Victorian Gothic, known as Indo-Saracenic. This is a view of horses and grooms lined up by a tree-lined path in the stables.

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