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The Residency, Mandalay, 1868

The Residency, Mandalay, 1868

Photographer: Jackson, J.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1099/(17)

Item number: 109917

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Residency at Mandalay, taken by J. Jackson in 1868, part of an album of 43 views of Burma (Myanmar) from the Sladen Collection. This general view shows a rambling, single-storey wooden building with a verandah. It is built of traditional materials including bamboo and thatch, and raised above the ground on posts using the pile construction method of Burmese vernacular architecture. It was the home of the British Resident, official representative of the British Government in Mandalay. Mandalay was founded in 1857 as a new royal capital by King Mindon Min (ruled 1853-78) who shifted here from nearby Amarapura, and so the building was relatively new when this photograph was taken.

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