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The Mall in winter.

The Mall in winter.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(112)

Item number: 222112

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a view of the Simla Mall from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s.Simla was the former summer capital of the British in India, established during the Nepal War of 1815 and enlarged in 1822 when Captain Charles Kennedy was appointed Superintendent of the Hill States and resided here. It was favoured owing to its pleasant climate and the station rapidly acquired a reputation as a sanatorium. Simla is built across a range of hills and connecting ridges, spectacular views can be seen in this area with rows of snow capped peaks disappearing in the distance.

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