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The village of Sungnam.

The village of Sungnam.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(112)

Item number: 11112

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Sungnam village in Himachal Pradesh, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Samuel Bourne's photographs display a compositional elegance which appealed to Victorian notions of the ‘picturesque’; strategically framed landscapes of rugged mountain scenery, forests, rivers, lakes and rural dwellings. Bourne chose his routes with care, planning his itineraries based on the latest maps, the locations of renowned geological features, glaciers, high passes, the sources of major rivers, unusual land forms with fossils and places of archaeological note specific to the Himalayas.

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