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Theog [near Simla].

Theog [near Simla].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 15/1(69)

Item number: 69

Length: 19.3

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

The main street of Theog, with a European bungalow in the foreground, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. Theog is a small village near Shimla in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, situated on the Hindustan-Tibet caravan route, a tributary of the silk road. Goods such as dry fruit, precious stones, wool, livestock and spice were carried on this spectacular but difficult road. Mule trains would depart from Sanjauli and cross to Dhalli over the mountains, then pass through Fagu and Theog to Narkanda.

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