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[Village scene, Burma]

[Village scene, Burma]

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/6(52)

Item number: 15652

Length: 14.7

Width: 20.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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.

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