Medium: Photographic print
This photograph was taken in the 1870s to form part of an album entitled 'Photographs of India and Overland Route'. It shows Peshawar, the capital city of the North West Frontier Province. The city is situated at the head of the Khyber Pass, a major trade route and gateway for invaders into India. The ‘Saddar’, or cantonment area, is typical in character of military bases established by the British throughout the sub-continent in the nineteenth century. It is a spacious, neatly laid out township with wide avenues of tall trees, large bungalows, a church and administrative buildings.