welcome to b&w lahore – the 1800’s

I love photography. It allows you to appreciate life and see the otherwise invisible things. I am not very good at it personally (basically a collector) but some of the people I know are brilliant photographers. Last night, while looking for something interesting, I discovered this wonderful website which has some rare B&W photographs of Indian sub-continent. You can find the works of Samuel Bourne, Fred Bremner and one of my favourites John Sache featuring lahore, karachi, balouchistan, hyderabad, Lucknow, Benaris, Dehli and many other cities of pre-partition era. John Sache’s work has also been featured here if anyone is interested.

Here are some of the photographs of Lahore:
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River Ravi 1895 – Photographer unknown

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From Hawkshaw’s India – Mistree or Carpenter – Photograph by Sache

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Photographer unknown – Welcome to Lahore – Processional Gateway

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Photograph by Sache – Ranjit Singh’s Tomb 1870

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Photographer unknown – Lahore Electric Supply Corporation 1917

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Photgraph by Samuel Bourne – Lahore from Wazir Khan Mosque 1864

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Photgraph by John Sache – 1874?

Sources: http://www.harappa.com/
http://www.sepia.org/

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