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  Item Reference: Hamilton 18/8/1/3

Description

Photograph of part of an encampment in the foreground two men are sitting - Melton Prior, the Illustrated News correspondent, and Colonel Hutchinson of The Times, at Maidan. The man on the rightis sitting on what appears to be case tied with rope. He is in uniform, he wears a pith helmet. He is bearded and has a cigarette in his right hand, his left hand is resting on his left knee. The gentleman to his left is sitting on rolled up tents, he is concentrating on writing in a small notebook. Behind the men there is a tent and beyond that a framework of some description which has smaller pieces of material on it. In the background to the left of the picture can be seen two men in tradiotnal dress wearing turbans, on the horizon is a mountain range. From Black and White war album number 3, the Tirah Campaign, snapshots by Rene Bull (Black and White Publishing Co, London, 1899).

Collection

Tirah - Photographic Journalism (Part 1)

Description

This represents the first part of a photograph album published by Black and white Magazine, covering the Tirah Campaign in India's North West Frontier between 1897 and 1898. The Expedition photographs are illustrative of the many colonial campaigns undertaken by the British and their allies in this…

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