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Up the river, from the Sixth Bridge, 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022C/6

Scope and Contents

296 x 219 mm. View looking up the Jhelum, with houses overlooking the river on each bank, and mountains in the distance. Bourne arrived in the Kashmiri capital on 2 July 1864 and spent over two months in the area, photographing, sightseeing and relaxing before continuing his journey on 15 September. His photographic operations in the area were particularly successful compared to the difficulties encountered whilst travelling, ‘All my chemicals worked satisfactorily, which is more than the best of us can say always, and my general average was about six negatives per day of all sizes. And what a pleasure it was to work on those grassy swards, and in the shadow of those delightful trees! No dust to generate pinholes; seldom any wind to ruffle either the temper or the trees; pictures composing almost of themselves wherever the camera might be placed; a boat to convey one anywhere and everywhere - photography here became one of the most delightful of occupations. The only difficulty I had to contend with was the obstinacy of the natives when I wanted to introduce them into my pictures. By no amount of talking and acting could I get them to stand or sit in any easy, natural attitude', (B.J.P., 25 January 1867, p. 39). Bourne no. 794.


  • Creation: 1864


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Language of Materials



Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912, photographer

Finding aid date

2010-12-09 17:05:48+00:00

Includes index.

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