This is a vintage photograph of Kashmere Gate, one of the 14 original gates that were built into the fortified walls of Shahjahanabad, which was the capital city founded by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan located in Old Delhi. It was named the Kashmere Gate as it was the northern gate that led the way to Kashmir. The gate gained national attention after the fierce battle between the British Army and the Indian rebel soldiers during the 1857 Mutiny. Indian freedom fighters fired volleys of cannonballs from this gate at the British and used the area to assemble for strategized fights and resistance but they were eventually overpowered and the British regained control of Delhi.
The British moved to Civil Lines in 1857, and Kashmere Gate became a commercial center of Delhi. In 1965, a section of the Kashmere Gate was demolished to allow faster movement of vehicular traffic.
Now Kashmere Gate is also the name of the surrounding locality in North Delhi, in the Old Delhi area, and an important road junction as the Red Fort, ISBT and Delhi Junction railway station lie in its vicinity.
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Less than 610 mm - 24 inches,610 mm - 24 inches to 1220 mm - 48 inches
Less than 610 mm - 24 inches
About the Artist
Francis Frith (1822 -1898)
Francis Frith was an English photographer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. In 1850 he founded Francis Frith & Co. which was the largest producer of topographical photographs in 19th century England. Frith had also been a founder member of the Liverpool Photographic Society in 1853 - only 14 years after the invention of photography, 1839.
Initially Frith was famous for his fine landscape & architectural views of England, as well as his photographs of Egypt, taken during his visit there in 1857. Eventually he produced views from countries all around the world and later expanded to postcards production.
Frith?s Indian Series comprises three separate series of Indian views. The total number of Frith?s Indian views, listed in their catalogues, runs to about 882 images.
This is a high-quality fine art reproduction of original rare albumen photo, printed on enhanced matte archival paper with archival inks.
The frames used are high quality synthetic wood box frames or Aluminium frames. The print is protected with either 2.00 mm float glass or acrylic sheet as selected. To make it sturdy, a special board is used for the rear panel and hangers are included on the rear panel.
From the Prshant Lahoti Collection, part of Kalakriti Archives, Hyderabad. A private archive comprising of collection of historical maps, photographs, and popular prints of Indian Sub-continent.
Less than Rs.999,Rs.1000 to Rs. 2499,Rs.2500 to Rs. 4999,Rs.5000 to Rs. 9999