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Row of houses with ornately-carved façades, Lashkar.

Row of houses with ornately-carved façades, Lashkar.

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1429)

Item number: 10031429

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a row of houses with ornately-carved façades, Lashkar taken by Bourne and Shepherd c.1883. "Many of the shops in the principal street of the Lashkar are decorated with projecting balconies of carved stone pillars and screen work. Although whitewashed like everything else, the houses are most picturesque and pleasing in appearance. Such architecture is capable of application to modern Indian bazaars, and furnishes models for the various municipalities that are now trying to introduce improvements throughout the Empire." The photograph was attributed to H.H. Cole in Bloch's list, but was probably by Bourne & Shepherd. Agra and Gwalior, H.H. Cole, Preservation of national monuments in India (vol II, part 6, Agra and Gwalior)

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