Ice Cave in the Glacier, the Source of the Buspa. c1864
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, minor edge fading
Photographer : Samuel Bourne #1526
Size: 9 x 11.25 inches, 230 x 285 mm
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Bourne wrote about his journey in The British Journal of Photography, outlining his route and in some cases describing the scenes he photographed. Of this glacier he wrote: ‘The stupendous glacier…fills up completely the head of the valley – an enormous block of ice hundreds of feet in thickness and several miles long (as far as I could judge, probably ten or fifteen), but I did not explore it. The stream issues at its foot (a full-blown river at once) out of an immense ice cave, called by the natives the “cow’s mouth”…. I was fortunate enough in having a fine, clear morning following the day of my arrival at this spot, and was thus enabled to obtain three excellent negatives of the cave, the glacier, and the peaks by which it was surrounded.’
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