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Simlah in winter

Simlah in winter

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(78)

Item number: 39478

Genre: Photograph

View of snow-covered trees on Jakko taken by Samuel Bourne in 1865 as part of an album entitled 'Photographs of India and Overland Route'. Simla is a hill-station with a pleasant temperate climate that became a popular resort with British residents of India in the 1820's. It became the supplementary capital when the Governor-General began to take his Council with him to the hills in the summer to escape the intense heat of Calcutta 1300 miles away. Simla was also known as the 'English Convalescent Station' as its climate was so conducive to good general health. The Military Sanitoria of Kasauli, Sonawar and Sabathu were also nearby.

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