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View in Wanga Valley 7521290

View in Wanga Valley 7521290

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 752/12(90)

Item number: 7521290

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of distant peaks with trees in the foreground in the Wanga Valley, near Simla, from the Macnabb Collection, taken by Samuel Bourne in 1863. This view was taken on the last leg of Samuel Bourne's first Himalayan journey in 1863. He set out from Simla in July of that year and spent ten weeks taking photographs of the mountains, the scenery along the River Sutlej, the Taree Pass and Glacier and finally descended to the Wanga Valley before returning to Simla. He submitted many photographs to the 6th Annual Exhibition of the Bengal Photographic Society of 1863. He impressed judges and critics with the clarity and composition of his images, and won a gold medal for one of his views of the Wanga Valley.

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