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View below the Marbul Pass, Singpore

View below the Marbul Pass, Singpore

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 752/12(96)

Item number: 7521296

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a forest scene on the Sind River below the Marbul Pass at Singpur, Jammu and Kashmir, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. The Sind River is a tributary of the River Jhelum, and runs through the Sind Valley. The source of the river is traditionally considered to be the sacred Lake Gangbal on Harmukh Mountain. The Sind flows for sixty miles and joins the Jhelum at Lake Anchar at Ganderbal. Bourne undertook three extensive expeditions to Kashmir and the Himalayas between 1863 and 1866. He submitted many photographs to the 6th Annual Exhibition of the Bengal Photographic Society of 1863. The judges and critics were impressed with the clarity and composition of his images, and awarded him a gold medal for one of his views of that year's expedition.

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