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The Mall, Umballa, 1881-84.

The Mall, Umballa, 1881-84.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Photo 752/1(36)

Item number: 752136

Length: 20

Width: 24.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Mall, Ambala, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of miscellaneous views, taken in the 1880s. Ambala was situated on the route from Delhi to Shimla in northern India. In the 1880s there was a huge cantonment here covering over 78 square km (48 square miles). Built in a classic example of colonial grid planning, the cantonment was constructed from 1843 onwards. Paget Park and the Maidan provided pleasant open spaces in Ambala.

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