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[The Residency, Bangalore.] 39

[The Residency, Bangalore.] 39

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 2/8(39)

Item number: 39

Length: 20.9

Width: 29.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the Residency, Bangalore from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894'. The Residency, or Raj Bhavan at Bangalore, Karnataka was constructed in the early 19th century, it is a low stucco building situated in a landscaped garden. Inside there is a magnificent ballroom. Bangalore was founded by Kempe Gowda, a feudatory chief of the Vijayanagar empire and became an important fortress under Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan in the late 18th century. The cantonment was founded in the early 18th century and a British garrison established here; the town continued to develop in the 19th century as a military and administrative centre.

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