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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 96/2

Crofton Collection: Public works including the Manora Breakwater and the River Son canal system.

Photographers: Michie & Co., Lt Ross Thompson and others unknown.
Contents: 87 prints 125x175mm to 260x363mm Albumen prints
Provenance: Presented in June 1955.
Notes:
Subjects: civil engineering - canal building
Description: Half-leather album, 426x332mm, containing mounted prints. There is a letterpress 'List of Photographs of Sone Works' which describes views taken between April 1871 and May 1873. There are 50 photographs described in the list but only 45 appear in the album. Most of the remaining prints in the album have handwritten captions. The collection depicts views of public works throughout India and Pakistan, particularly canal works in South India, the Punjab, Agra and on the Son River and the building of the Manora Breakwater at Karachi.



Album contents:-
Photo 96/2(1) Cuttack Weir, Orissa - half flood. 
Photo 96/2(2) Cuttack Weir - full flood. 
Photo 96/2(3) Escape-river Dam, Madhopoor. 
Photo 96/2(4) Escape Bridge, Madhopoor Regulator, Punjab. 
Photo 96/2(5) Sirhind Canal. Concrete arch - experimental at Roopar. 
Photo 96/2(6) Trial arch of concrete at Roopar, 45ft span. 
Photo 96/2(7) Kistna Weir, Bezwada, [from Sitanagaram]. 
Photo 96/2(8) Kistna Weir, Bezwada. 
Photo 96/2(9) Kistna. Gate to lock, Bezwada side. 
Photo 96/2(10) Kistna Weir. Sc[ouring] sluices. 
Photo 96/2(11) Bridge over Ellore [Eluru] Canal near Bezwada, Kistna. 
Photo 96/2(12) Bridge, Ellore [Eluru] Canal, Kistna. 
Photo 96/2(13) Kistna, Nizampatam Canal, Dugirala [?] sluices. 
Photo 96/2(14) Niampatam, escape weir. 
Photo 96/2(15) Head, Ellore [Eluru] Canal, Kistna. 
Photo 96/2(16) Vellaur Annicut. 
Photo 96/2(17) Lower Coleroon Annicut. 
Photo 96/2(18) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. Bird's-eye view of [Manora] breakwater [under construction]. 
Photo 96/2(19) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works] Breakwater in the South West Monsoon. 
Photo 96/2(20) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. Breakwater in S.W. Monsoon. 1/2 length complete. 
Photo 96/2(21) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. General view of Block Ground, concrete mixing station etc. 
Photo 96/2(22) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works], view from outer end of breakwater looking towards shore. 
Photo 96/2(23) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works], W. face just moved out to [?] work. 1/5 way to completion, 1871. 
Photo 96/2(24) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works], Titan crane & shore end of breakwater [?]ing first begun, 1870. 
Photo 96/2(25) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. West face of breakwater, 1/2 way to completion. 
Photo 96/2(26) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. Centre joint after SW monsoon, 1871. About 1/5 length complete. 
Photo 96/2(27) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. Setting last block, 22nd Febry, 1873. 
Photo 96/2(28) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. Block ground, 1870. 
Photo 96/2(29) Karachi Harbour Works. Goliath for lifting 27 ton blocks. 
Photo 96/2(30) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. Staff, 1874. 
Photo 96/2(31) K.H.W. [Karachi Harbour Works]. Memorial block. 
Photo 96/2(32) 1. Annicut. Sinking blocks for foundation of main wall with Fouracres' Excavator. 
Photo 96/2(33) 2. Annicut. Sinking blocks for foundation of main wall with Fouracres' Excavator. 
Photo 96/2(34) 3. Annicut. Dehree shore under sluices, foundation blocks. 
Photo 96/2(35) 4. Annicut. View from top of wing wall (same position as No.3). shewing[sic] under sluice cut-stone floor and annicut in distance. 
Photo 96/2(36) 5. Annicut. View from top of wing wall (same position as No.3). shewing[sic] under sluice cut-stone floor and annicut in distance. 
Photo 96/2(37) 6. Annicut. Dehri shore under sluices, shewing[sic] head sluices of Main Western Canal in progress and annicut wing wall to the right. 
Photo 96/2(38) 7. Annicut. Dehri shore under sluices, shewing[sic] head sluices of Main Western Canal in progress and annicut wing wall to the right. 
Photo 96/2(39) 8. Annicut. Baroon shore under sluices, sinking foundation blocks. 
Photo 96/2(40) 9. Annicut. Baroon shore under sluices. 
Photo 96/2(41) 10. Annicut. Baroon shore under sluices, annicut in distance. 
Photo 96/2(42) 11. Annicut. Baroon shore under sluices, shewing[sic] head sluices of Main Eastern Canal to left and annicut wing wall. 
Photo 96/2(43) 12. Annicut. Baroon shore under sluices, shewing[sic] head sluices of Main Eastern Canal to right and annicut abutment. 
Photo 96/2(44) 13. Annicut. Sinking last blocks, closing lines of foundations. 
Photo 96/2(45) 14. Annicut. Centre sluices, convicts sinking blocks for foundation. 
Photo 96/2(46) 15. Annicut. Centre sluices, convicts sinking blocks for foundation. 
Photo 96/2(47) 16. Annicut. Centre sluices, convicts sinking blocks for foundation. 
Photo 96/2(48) 17. Annicut. Centre sluices, general view. 
Photo 96/2(49) 18. Annicut. Centre sluices, showing commencement of piers and flank wall. 
Photo 96/2(50) 19. Annicut. Centre sluices, cut-stone floor in progress. 
Photo 96/2(51) 20. Annicut. Centre sluices, cut-stone floor in progress. 
Photo 96/2(52) 21. Head sluices of Main Western Canal at Dehree. View from canal side looking down the river, arching in progress; shows annicut, abutment and under sluices to the right. 
Photo 96/2(53) 22. Head sluices of Main Easrern Canal at Baroon from end of wing wall. 
Photo 96/2(54) 23. Head Lock of Main Eastern Canal at Baroon. 
Photo 96/2(55) 24. Workshop. General view, with bridge over Railway. 
Photo 96/2(56) 25. Workshop. Foundry to left, next to it blacksmiths' shops, next fitters' shop and carpenters' to right. 
Photo 96/2(57) 26. Main Western Canal. Rhotas Road Bridge, hauling over the girdars, 3 spans of 60 feet. 
Photo 96/2(58) 27. Main Western Canal. Rhotas Road Bridge. 
Photo 96/2(59) 28. Main Western Canal. Grand Trunk Road Bridge with cotton carts. 
Photo 96/2(60) 29. Main Western Canal. Berari Bridge at miles 6. 
Photo 96/2(61) 30. Main Western Canal. Kao syphon, general view. 
Photo 96/2(62) 31. Main Western Canal. Kao syphon, setting cover stones. 
Photo 96/2(63) 32. Main Eastern Canal, Grand Trunk Road Bridge at Baroon. 
Photo 96/2(64) 33. Dhodand Quarries, view from quarry hill. 
Photo 96/2(65) 34. Dhodand Quarries, locomotive in fore ground. 
Photo 96/2(66) 35. Dhodand Quarries, loaded train ready to start. 
Photo 96/2(67) 36. Dhodand Quarries, showing line of rails. 
Photo 96/2(68) 37. Dhodand Quarries, quarry face. 
Photo 96/2(69) 38. Dhodand Quarries, quarry face. 
Photo 96/2(70) 39. Fouracres' Excavator used in sinking blocks for annicut foundations. 
Photo 96/2(71) 40. Head Lock, Eastern Main Canal, at Baroon, with lock channel. 
Photo 96/2(72) 41. Eastern Main Canal. View from Baroon in 30-feet cutting. 
Photo 96/2(73) 42. Western Main Canal, view from Rhotas Road Bridge of canal in 30-feet cutting, shewing[sic] sluices to left and lock channel to right, River Sone in distance. 
Photo 96/2(74) 43. Model under sluice shutters with tubular back-stay acting as a hydraulic brake designed by Mr C. Fouracres. 
Photo 96/2(75) 44. Model under sluice shutters with tubular back-stay acting as a hydraulic brake designed by Mr C. Fouracres. 
Photo 96/2(76) 45. Model under sluice shutters with tubular back-stay acting as a hydraulic brake designed by Mr C. Fouracres. 
Photo 96/2(77) Agra Canal. Head Works. 
Photo 96/2(78) Agra Canal. Head Works. 
Photo 96/2(79) Agra Canal. Head Works. 
Photo 96/2(80) Agra Canal. Head Works. 
Photo 96/2(81) Chineout [Chiniot] on Chenab river. 
Photo 96/2(82) Sheikhapoora Tank. 
Photo 96/2(83) Palmer's[?] house, Dalhousie. 
Photo 96/2(84) Baradari in old west wall of Rambagh, Umritsar. 
Photo 96/2(85) Part of Rambagh, Umritsar. 
Photo 96/2(86) [General view of] Chamba. 
Photo 96/2(87) Chamba Bridge. 


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