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Photograph (Calotype or Waxed Paper Negative) of a Hindu Temple, by A. Y. Shortt, November 13, 1867

Inventory Number: 79992
Object Type:
Persons: Alexander Young Shortt (Photographer)
Date Created: 1867
Accession Number: 1947-5
Brief Description: Waxed paper negative (presumably Le Gray's process) of a Hindu temple in the [?]Palanpore region of India. Horizontal format. Dark brown, black and white to transmitted light. Slight ink retouching to fingerprint blotches in foreground foliage. An unusually late use of the paper negative, presumably because it was more suited to the climate, or just lighter to carry. Positive print is 42664. One of three paper negatives and two prints, together with a manuscript description of the taking of the photographs (11957). It shows the long side of the temple, with entrance and elaborate carved figures etc., which appear in surprisingly good detail in both negative and print. The companion 90911 shows the same from a different angle.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. Shortt in 1947. 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
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
225 290 mm