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Delhi: Early Photography in the Capital

The Delhi Government this week launched their official calendar for 2012, and it features 12 photographs taken during the early era of photography.

Entitled “Delhi: Early Photography in the Capital”, it showcases photographs captured by local, State and European photographers, including Bourne, Shepherd & Vernon and Co. who travelled to the city over a 100 years ago.

All images featured are from the Alkazi Collection of Photography, and they depict the Lat of stone pillar and ruins of the Palace (1860), the Jama Masjid from the North Delhi (1865), Chandni Chowk (1865), Sunehari Masjid (1890), Chandni Chowk Bazaar (1865), Jama Masjid from Red Fort (1911), the Begum of Bhopal in 1911, Delhi Darbar, their Majesties entering the Fort 1911, Darbar Light Railway, Tis Hazari Station 1911-12, crowd at Jama Masjid 1903, the Coronation Darbar 1911 and the Kingsway 1911.

One for the Christmas stocking .....

Photo: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit releasing the calendar in Delhi this week. Photo:Sandeep Saxena.

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Comment by Michael Wong on December 29, 2011 at 22:53

Thanks for the link!

Comment by Afzal Ansary on December 29, 2011 at 12:08

Nice to see early photographs are stored and looked after at the Alkazi Collection of Photography.

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