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Photograph (Calotype or Waxed Paper Negative) of a Colonial Bungalow in India, by A. Y. Shortt, 1860s (or ?1847)

Inventory Number: 11945
Object Type:
Persons: Alexander Young Shortt (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1941-6
Brief Description: Waxed paper negative of a colonial bungalow in India, with seated native figure. Entire sky blocked out in dark blue on back. Top corners slightly damaged, bad tear on left. Companion of 11946.

The inscription seems too early to be a date, the photographer was in India in the 1860s.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscribed on front across top right corner: '1847 double' [in A. Y. Shortt's hand].
Provenance: Presented by Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. Shortt in 1941. Taken by his father Major-General Alexander Young Shortt when he was Political Resident (representative of the British Government) in the native state of Palanpur, India, about 1860-70.
Collection Group: Shortt Photographs
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
219 277 mm

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