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View in Wanga Valley. 22223

View in Wanga Valley. 22223

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(23)

Item number: 22223

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a view in Wanga valley from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1863. The Wanga Valley in the Himalayan foothills was popular with the colonial officials and travellers because it ideally suited their Victorian taste for the romantic pastoral. It was chosen owing to its pleasant climate and spectacular views of forests of pines, firs and cedars and rows of snow capped peaks disappearing in the distance. These picturesque images represent some of photographer Samuel Bourne’s best work.

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