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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022II

Scope and Contents

Collection of silver prints, originally in an album. No date or other details are known of the origin of the album. The photographs, of high quality, were taken by K.L. Syed, State Photographer, Palanpur, and show scenes in Udaipur, but there are no captions. Each print has a number preceded by 'V' on the back. Collections of photographs and published works have been used to caption these views of the complex of magnificent palaces and other buildings of and adjoining the Pichola lake, but further research would no doubt identify the scenes more precisely. Unless otherwise stated, the photographs measure about 290 x 220 mm.


  • Creation: 1910


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

K.L. Syed was State Photographer in Palanpur. No further information is available.


23 item(s) (23 images)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

the prints were removed from a water-damaged album but are in good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The album was presented by the Commonwealth Institute, having formed part of the Imperial Institute Library.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: South Asia, fiche number 63-64.


This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Date information

DateText: The guide to the microform collection of RCS photographs dates this collection as '1910' although no other evidence has been found to verify this..


Syed, K L, fl 1910, photographer

Includes index.
2004-03-10 17:01:55+00:00
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