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Viceregal Lodge and Boileaugunge from Prospect Hill [Simla].

Viceregal Lodge and Boileaugunge from Prospect Hill [Simla].

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 15/1(71)

Item number: 71

Length: 19.1

Width: 29.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Viceregal Lodge, Shimla, from the Elgin Collection: 'Spring Tours 1894-98', taken in the 1890s. View looking north-east towards the Viceregal Lodge on the summit of the ridge at the left with Boileauganj Bazaar below. The Snowy Range is seen in the distance. The hill-station of Shimla, now the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, was a popular resort with British residents of India in the 1820s. It also became the Presidency's summer capital when the Governor-General began to take his administration with him to the hills to escape the intense heat of Calcutta. The Lodge situated on a hill with spectacular views was built for Viceroy Lord Dufferin in a grey stone in Elizabethan style, and completed in 1888. The Viceregal Lodge is now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas and used by the Institute of Advanced Study.

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