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Nine Photographs (Gelatine Prints and Carbon Prints) of Indian Temples and Carvings, Compiled by G. R. Kaye, Early 20th Century

Inventory Number: 11873
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Persons: George Rusby Kaye (Photographer)
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Brief Description: Five sheets apparently removed from an oblong ring-bound album, with 8 photographs mounted on them; together with 1 loose photograph. They show Indian (Hindu) carvings and temple buildings, except for the loose photograph which looks like a Muslim mosque. Locations include Lucknow Museum and Navagraha Temple. Several of the carvings are versions of the same theme (a row of nine figures). Three of the photographs (platinum or carbon prints) have negative numbers indicating they are the work of a commercial photographer, identified as 'A.S.' in the annotations; the others are gelatine prints by G. R. Kaye himself, both matt black-and-white and glossy lilac coloured.

The group has been dissociated from its provenance, but the handwriting is that of G. R. Kaye, who photographed astronomical instruments and observatories in India at the beginning of the 20th century (see 11841) and some of whose photographs and notes were given to the Museum by his widow.
Primary Inscriptions: Manuscript captions to some photographs [in G. R. Kaye's hand].
Provenance: Presented by Mrs N. Kaye in about 1929. From the papers of her husband G. R. Kaye, who died in 1929, with papers relating to Indian instruments and observatories.
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Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
344 209 mm

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