[Village scene, Burma]
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a village scene in Burma, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. This is a view looking along an unidentified village street of traditional Burmese thatched palm houses. They are built out of wood and woven bamboo with steeply-pitched thatched roofs to facilitate the run-off of monsoon rains. The photograph is from an album devoted almost entirely to Lord Elgin's Burma tour of November to December 1898. Victor Alexander Bruce (1849-1917), ninth Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine, served as Viceroy of India between 1894 and 1899.