Glacier near Old Kokser. c1866
19th century Photograph of India by Samuel Bourne taken between 1864 and 1866. Individual photograph from a presentation album dated March 1868. Photograph has been removed from album and is held in an archival mat. English photographer Samuel Bourne arrived in India in January 1863 and for the next seven years traveled the country extensively taking exquisite photographs. He ventured deep into the Himalayas, and Kashmir and going even further into the Himalayas a second time, photographing sights that even today, few have ever seen.
Condition: Excellent contrast and tonality
Photographer : Samuel Bourne #1448
Size: 9.25 x 11.25 inches, 235 x 288 mm
Bourne noted: ‘The valley was closely hemmed in by rocky precipices and barren hills, and the heat again became oppressive. During a long march of 14 miles I stopped to take two pictures – one of the end of a glacier which poured through a dip in the ridge and came down almost to the margin of the river….’
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