Shop front with ornately-carved façade, Lashkar.
Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a shop front with an ornately-carved façade, 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." This photograph focusses on the projecting balcony of the private quarters above the commercial premises on the ground floor. It was reproduced in photogravure in, H.H. Cole's volume, 'Preservation of National Monuments in India' (vol II, part 6, Agra and Gwalior).