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British soldier's photograph album

Ms. Codex 1798

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
British soldier's photograph album
Date [inclusive]:
1912-1918
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1798
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A album containing a collection of photographs probably kept by a British soldier in Lucknow, India between the years 1912 to 1918.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 1798, British soldier's photograph album, 1912-1918, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

This oblong spiral bound volume with "Snaps" in gold printed on the front cover comprises a collection of photographs probably kept by a British soldier in Lucknow, India between the years from 1912 to 1918. The album contains 103 snapshots taken chiefly Lucknow, India with some images from Palestine and Egypt. The images depict regiments of soldiers in formation, on foot, and on horseback, military camps, individual soldiers, and cannons. Pictures of landmarks include the Sphinx in Egypt and Jaffa Tower in Palestine. A majority of the scenic images are of sites and monuments in Lucknow including Chota Imambara, Remi Darwaza, the British Residency at Lucknow, and the Cawnpore Memorial Well. There are also images of horses and dogs performing tricks. The volume's green covers are detached.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2017

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Walkabout Books (Laguna Hills, California), 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, English--20th century
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Snapshots
Geographic Name(s)
  • India--History--British occupation, 1765-1947--Pictorial works
  • Lucknow (India)--20th century--Pictorial works
Subject(s)
  • Soldiers--Great Britain--20th century--Pictorial works

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Collection Inventory

Volume

British soldier's photograph album, 1912-1918.

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