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COVIC lantern slide: ‘Set 3. India Slide 31 – Darjeeling.’, undated, early 1900s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302N/3/2

Scope and Contents

Image shows a view of the town, with mountains in the background. The image appears in the list of slides in ‘The Visual Instruction Committee of the Colonial Office: Eight lectures on India’ prepared for the committee by H.J. Mackinder, 1910, p. 138. The text accompanying the slide is as follows: 'Darjeeling is about seven thousand feet above sea level, on a ridge overlooking northward the gorge of the Rungeet River. In the early morning, if we are fortunate in the weather and rise before the sun, we may see from Darjeeling, over the valley to north of the hill ridge on which we stand, and over successive ridge tops beyond, the mighty snow range of the Himalayas, fifty miles away, with the peak of Kinchinjunga [Kanchenjunga], more than five miles high dominating the landscape.' (Mackinder, 'Eight lectures', p. 46).


  • Creation: undated, early 1900s



1 photographic slide(s)

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