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Peshawar, 1879

Peshawar, 1879

Photographer: Winter, T.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1879

Shelfmark: Photo 752/1(17)

Item number: 752117

Length: 21.3

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a general view of the church at Peshawar in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Miscellaneous views, taken by T. Winter in c.1879. Peshawar has always been important strategically as well as being an ancient trade route, due to its location close to the Khyber Pass. It was known as the 'City of Flowers' when during the 16th and 17th Centuries the Mughal Emperors built many garden mosques and monuments. From the mid-19th century the city became a British Army cantonment, and in 1901 the capital of the North-West Frontier Province.

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