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The Well and Monument, Slaughter House, Cawnpore.

The Well and Monument, Slaughter House, Cawnpore.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(36)

Item number: 5236

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a monument at Kanpur from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Kanpur was the scene of the most horrific massacres during the Uprising of 1857. The European women held hostages at Bibigurh were killed, and under the order of Nana Sahib they were thrown into this well pictured here.

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