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The Memorial Well, Cawnpore.

The Memorial Well, Cawnpore.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(45)

Item number: 1145

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Memorial Well, Kanpur, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. The Memorial garden was intended to commemorate the tragic events of the Uprising of 1857, in particular the fact that many women and children died at the site of the Bibighar well as they were trying to draw water. The Well with Marochetti's Angel, surrounded by Henry Yule's Gothic screen, was originally situated in the Municipal Gardens covering the Bibighar Well, but was relocated to the Memorial Church after Indian Independence.

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