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Wanga Valley

Wanga Valley

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 883/(1)

Item number: 8831

Genre: Photograph

View looking upriver in the Wanga Valley, near Shimla, taken on the last leg of Samuel Bourne's first Himalayan journey in 1863. He set out from Shimla 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 Shimla. He submitted many photographs to the 6th Annual Exhibition of the Bengal Photographic Society of 1863, impressing 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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