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The Sutlej in Wangtu Valley

The Sutlej in Wangtu Valley

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(15)

Item number: 39415

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the River Sutlej in the Wangtu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, taken on Samuel Bourne's first Himalayan journey in 1863. He set out from Simla in July of that year and spent ten weeks taking photographs of the mountains, the scenery along the River Sutlej, including the Wangtu Valley, the Taree Pass and Glacier, and finally descended to the Wanga Valley before returning to Simla. Bourne submitted many photographs to the 6th Annual Exhibition of the Bengal Photographic Society of 1863, impressing judges and critics with the clarity and composition of his images, and won a gold medal for one of his views of the expedition.

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