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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 181/

The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India.

Photographers: James Ricalton
Contents: 100 prints 83x77mm (each stereo ) Collodion prints
Provenance: Provenance unknown
Description: Collection of stereoscopic views contained in a custom-made case in the form of a book entitled India Volume I and India Volume II. Each pair of views is mounted on stout card (now somewhat bowed) for insertion in a viewer. Each mount is stamped 'Underwood & Underwood, Publishers', with letterpress caption and serial number. The reverse of each mount has a detailed letterpress description of the scene shown in the photograph. The approximate dating for the series is given by the inclusion of two views taken at the Delhi Durbar of 1903. An even more detailed description of each scene, together with maps showing precise location and angle of view of each photograph, can be found in the accompanying book by James Ricalton entitled India through the Stereoscope. A journey through Hindustan (nd, c.1903). This volume is located at Photo 182.

Album contents:-
Photo 181/(1) [View] Over university and Secretariat (sq. tower), S. from Rajabai Tower, Bombay, India. 
Photo 181/(2) The most magnificent railway station in the world, Bombay, India. 
Photo 181/(3) Parsis worshipping the new moon - view E. to B.B. & C.I. Ry. [Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway] building, Bombay, India. 
Photo 181/(4) Tower of Silence, where vultures devour the Parsi dead, Malabar Hill, (N.E.), Bombay, India. 
Photo 181/(5) Hindu burning place, S. from near Malabar Hill - cremating the dead Bombay, India. 
Photo 181/(6) Drunken dance of the eight-armed divinity, Shiva, rock-hewn temple, Elephanta, India. 
Photo 181/(7) One of the world's marvels - beautiful Dravidian temple cut in solid rock, Ellora, India. 
Photo 181/(8) 'There is no god but God and Mahomet is His Prophet' - prayers in mosque, Ahmedabad, India. 
Photo 181/(9) Primitive native life of India - Hindu women grinding at the mills, Mt Abu. 
Photo 181/(10) Hermit at Gem Lake doing penance - exposed to mid-day sun and intense fires - Mt Abu, India. 
Photo 181/(11) Dilwarra, the noted Jain Temples, on the almost inaccessible Mt. Abu, India. 
Photo 181/(12) Worshippers before an image in the exquisitely carved temple of Vimala Sah, Mount Abu, India. 
Photo 181/(13) India of tomorrow - handsome schoolboys of Amritsar, at the Golden Temple beside the Holy Tank. 
Photo 181/(14) Fakirs at Amritsar - south across the Sacred Tank to Golden Temple - India. 
Photo 181/(15) Looking S.W. down street of oriental shops and homes to Vazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, India. 
Photo 181/(16) Rival pot-sellers in the chatty market. Lahore, India - bargains for thrifty housewives. 
Photo 181/(17) Leisure and gossip by the old Zamzamah gun that roared in the Battle of Puniput [Lahore]. 
Photo 181/(18) Crossing the boiling floods of Jhelum River by a bridge of one raw-hide rope, at Uri, India. 
Photo 181/(19) Wayfarers on a straight 30-mile road lined with stately poplars, Baramula to Cashmere, India. 
Photo 181/(20) An earthly paradise, famous Vale of Cashmere, watered by the winding Jhelum, India. 
Photo 181/(21) Land of Lalla Rookh - westward from the 'Throne of Solomon' - Srinagar, Cashmere. 
Photo 181/(22) Everyday life in the Vale of Cashmere - [view looking] S.W. to quaint bridge and houses in the City of the Sun [Srinagar]. 
Photo 181/(23) Shelling rice and gossiping with the neighbors - home life of contented citizens of Cashmere. 
Photo 181/(24) Delights of summer in the Vale of Cashmere - music for a houseboat party on Jhelum River [Srinagar]. 
Photo 181/(25) Humble shawl-weavers at Cashmere patiently creating wonderful harmonies of line and color - [Srinagar,] India. 
Photo 181/(26) Children are children the wide world round - playing Hop Scotch in Cashmere. 
Photo 181/(27) Oriental hospitality - State barges of the Maharajah conveying guests, Srinagar, India. 
Photo 181/(28) A hill-country 'Ekka' with passenger and baggage, coming from Cashmere to Murree, India. 
Photo 181/(29) Simla, the beautiful Himalayan Mountain resort, from the highway to Kalka, India. 
Photo 181/(30) Before Christ Church, at Simla, India's charming 'Summer Capital' in the Himalayan Mountains. 
Photo 181/(31) Native stores and traders, [looking] N.W. along lower Bazaar, Simla, the 'Summer Capital' of India. 
Photo 181/(32) South front of Viceregal Lodge, Palace of the Viceroy, at Simla the summer capital of India. 
Photo 181/(33) Jutogh, a military station, [looking] W.N.W. from Prospect Hill, Simla, India. 
Photo 181/(34) Charming Naldera, favorite retreat of Lords Lytton and Curzon - [looking] S.S.W. towards Simla, India. 
Photo 181/(35) Inflating bullock-skin boats - for crossing the swift Himalayan River Sutlej, N. India. 
Photo 181/(36) Native 'Bhuji' girls on the rocky banks of the Himalayan River Sutlej, N. India. 
Photo 181/(37) Nepalese porter girls who carry luggage many miles for twopence - Darjeeling [looking] N.E., India. 
Photo 181/(38) 20-woman team on Darjeeling highway [looking] N. - Who would not be a man. 
Photo 181/(39) Bhutanese milkman with curious bamboo-jars, at the public water fountain, Darjeeling, India. 
Photo 181/(40) Up to the everlasting snows of Mt Kinchinjanga (28,156 ft), north from Darjeeling, India. 
Photo 181/(41) Clean and airy Chowringhee Road (Esplanade at left) looking N. over Calcutta. 
Photo 181/(42) Welcome fellows in thirsty India - Bheestis (water carriers) with their leather bottles - Calcutta. 
Photo 181/(43) Bathing at a ghat on the Ganges near Howrah Bridge, Calcutta. 
Photo 181/(44) Street showmen exhibiting superbly handsome snakes before an admiring crowd, Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(45) Looking N.W. across tree-shaded Dalhousie Sq., and its charming lake to P.O., Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(46) How Hindu cows enjoy life in Calcutta - sidewalk scene on Harrison St., looking W., India. 
Photo 181/(47) Hindu Goddess Kali the Terrible, who demands bloody sacrifice - idol in street, Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(48) Seven goats slain but Kali wants more - horrid sacrifice to the Hindu Goddess - Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(49) Hindu devotee doing penance on a bed of spikes near the shrine of Kali, Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(50) Famous 'man-eater' at Calcutta - devoured 200 men, women and children before capture - India. 
Photo 181/(51) Jain Temple, the richest place of worship in Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(52) Among the aerialm roots of a single banyan tree 1000 ft. in circumference, Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(53) Grasses at whose feet men are like insects - bamboos in Botanical Gardens, Calcutta, India. 
Photo 181/(54) H.H. the Maharaja of Tagore in Durbar costume, jewels worth $200,000 - Calcutta. 
Photo 181/(55) A burning ghat on the Ganges, at Benares, India. 
Photo 181/(56) Who dies in the waters of the Ganges obtains Heaven - bathing and burning Hindu dead - Benares, India. 
Photo 181/(57) Hindu pilgrims bathing in the sacred well of their god Vishnu - N. bank of Ganges, Benares, India. 
Photo 181/(58) Suttee pillar at a Benares burning Ghat, where Hindu widows died on husbands' funeral pyres. 
Photo 181/(59) Dabee Chowdray Palwan at Benares, India, a vegetarian of 46 years, lifting a 560 lb. weight. 
Photo 181/(60) Peaceful now, but stained with horrible memories - Massacre Ghat on Ganges, Cawnpore, India. 
Photo 181/(61) Memorial at Cawnpore to British women and children massacred by Nana Sahib, 1857, India. 
Photo 181/(62) Industrious dhobies (washer men) at work in river, W. from Lucknow, India. 
Photo 181/(63) Baillie Gate from E., torn by mutineers' guns during siege; where rescuers entered - Lucknow, India. 
Photo 181/(64) Lucknow's memorial to Sir Henry Lawrence and heroes who died in '57 (view N.W.), India. 
Photo 181/(65) Camel drivers waiting at S.E. side of gateway to the famous Taj Mahal, Agra, India. 
Photo 181/(66) A marvel of beauty - looking N. to Taj Mahal, marble tomb of a Mogul Queen, Agra, India. 
Photo 181/(67) Most beautiful marble screen in the world, around imperial sarcophagi, Taj Mahal, Agra, India. 
Photo 181/(68) A lovely scene of Indian romance and tragedy, [looking] N.W. from Mahal up the Jumna to Agra. 
Photo 181/(69) Marvelously inlaid gate to tomb of Akbar, Mogul emperor of 16th century, Sikandarah [Sikandra], India 
Photo 181/(70) Tomb of Akbar, Mogul emperor 300 years ago, marble lattice in upper storey, Sikandarah [Sikandra], India. 
Photo 181/(71) Akbar's tomb, Sikanadarah [Sikandra], India (Kohinoor was once set in pillar beyond kneeling man). 
Photo 181/(72) Celebrated Man Singh [Man Mandir] Palace, Gwalior, covered with carvings and enameled tiles. 
Photo 181/(73) Great Durbar Hall in Palace of H.H. the Maharaja of Gwalior, one of India's richest princes, [Lashkar]. 
Photo 181/(74) H.H. the Maharaja of Gwalior at home - one of the richest men in the world. 
Photo 181/(75) Curiously rigged camel-waggons, E. side of largest Mohammedan Mosque in the world - Delhi, India. 
Photo 181/(76) Devout Mohammedans prostrate at prayer time - Jumma Musjid, India's greatest mosque, Delhi. 
Photo 181/(77) Looking N. from a minaret of the greatest mosque in the world over famous city of Delhi, India. 
Photo 181/(78) The Cashmere Gate battered by shot and shell, where the British entered (1857), Delhi, India 
Photo 181/(79) Your money's worth of juicy fruit, at a stand on Chandni Chouk (Silver Street), Delhi, India. 
Photo 181/(80) Marvels of richness and grandeur - the great Durbar procession, Delhi, India. 
Photo 181/(81) The fabulous wealth of India - native Princes in the grand State Entry, Durbar, Delhi, India. 
Photo 181/(82) Kutb Minar, from N.E. - Moslem Tower of Victory near Delhi, India; 240 ft. high, base 47 ft. diam. 
Photo 181/(83) Gigantic embroidery in stone at base of Kutb Minar, Moslem Pillar of Victory, Delhi. 
Photo 181/(84) One of the loveliest spots in India - kiosk-bordered tank at Ulwar by stately tomb of royalty. 
Photo 181/(85) How beauty takes the air - Indian 'reet' or bullock carriage used by ladies of rank - Ulwar, India. 
Photo 181/(86) North from Sanganir Gate, up Jauhri Bazaar, a typical business street in prosperous Jeypore, India. 
Photo 181/(87) The Palace of the Winds, Jeypore, India, beautiful as a shell with pink and cream-colored stucco. 
Photo 181/(88) A masterpiece of oriental magnificence - palace of the Maharaja of Jeypore, India. 
Photo 181/(89) Sacred monkeys at Galta near Jeypore, India, fascinating even to those not inclined to worship. 
Photo 181/(90) The scene of dead splendours - looking across the ancient city of Amber to mountain fortress - India. 
Photo 181/(91) Relics of a romantic past - Tower of Victory (15th cent.) and royal cenotaphs, Chitor, India. 
Photo 181/(92) A fascinating glimpse of Hyderabad, India, famous for its embroideries, anamels and lacquers. 
Photo 181/(93) Substantial elegrance of modern Madras - Law Court Buildings - view from Bank, India. 
Photo 181/(94) Guardian of Hindu mysteries - [looking] S.W. to gateway and sculptured Temple Tower, Tanjore, India. 
Photo 181/(95) A car of Jagannath in which the Hindu god Krishna rides, drawn by worshippers - Tanjore, India. 
Photo 181/(96) Trichinopoly, India, where Lord Clive once lived - [looking] N.E. across town to fortress and famous rock. 
Photo 181/(97) [Looking] N.E. to gate towers of Seringham temple, Trichinopoly, India, where idols' jewels are worth millions. 
Photo 181/(98) Inconceivable elaboration and splendour of Madura's Hindu temple - two of its nine pagodas. 
Photo 181/(99) Grotesque fancy and patient skill of Hindu sculptors - pillars of the temple, Madura, India. 
Photo 181/(100) Corridor 700 feet long, splendid granite temple of Ramisseram, Paumben Island, So. India. 

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