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Ulsoor Tank, Bangalore, 1902. 75257

Ulsoor Tank, Bangalore, 1902. 75257

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1902

Shelfmark: Photo 752/5(7)

Item number: 75257

Length: 21.7

Width: 28.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Halsur Tank, Bangalore, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in 1902 . The lake or tank lies to the North-West of Ulsur (Halsur) which is situated east of Bangalore. J.W. Morris in the 'Guide to Bangalore and Mysore Directory 1905' said that the condition of the lake was regarded as dangerous to public health because of the weed-choked, shallow waters and many a European Soldier drowned here, perhaps caught in the weeds and lotus plants. In the early 20th century water-works for supplying the European Troops stationed here, were situated on the side of a rock adjoining the lake, but this was abandoned with the introduction of a piped water supply. The lake with a garden near by is a popular attraction today.

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