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Suder Kutchery, [Rampur]

Suder Kutchery, [Rampur]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1905

Shelfmark: Photo 430/42(36)

Item number: 4304236

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection: 'Rampur Album' of the Sudder Kutchery at Rampur, in Uttar pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1905. The Sudder Kutchery was an administrative building for native affairs and may have been used for legal or accounting purposes. W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer, was chosen to carry out an extensive building programme in the city by the Nawab of Rampur, Hamid Ali Khan. Wright's architecture may be termed 'Indo-Saracenic', as it synthesises elements from Islamic, Hindu and the Gothic revival, which was a style used for many public buildings across India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is one of the photographs which was presented in an album to Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, by the Nawab on 8th June 1905, to commemorate his visit to the city. They are not an historical record of Curzon's visit but general views of Rampur.

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