'The Town looking East from British Residency. 23. Feb. 1902'. Photographer: Arthur Alexander Crookshank

Photo 430/8/84

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The record is made up of 1 photographic print. It was created in 23 Feb 1902. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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This view, from an elevated position looking east, is taken from the roof of the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushire (Būshehr).

The foreground is occupied by a courtyard, from which several doors and windows appear to lead to different compartments. In the left-most corner of the courtyard a figure can be seen emerging from one of the doors.

Beyond the compound, in the middle-ground, there is a green area occupied by trees, including at least one palm.

Upon close inspection much architectural detail can be observed, even in the far distance along the horizon. For instance, it is clear that the majority of the structures visible are flat-roofed dwellings with roof terraces protected by fencing, or by high parapets punctuated with latticed sections, allowing air to circulate.

Inscriptions

Lower right, in pencil, alongside image: ‘84’

Below image: ‘The Town looking East from British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . 23 Feb. 1902’

Extent and format
1 photographic print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

109 x 158 mm [landscape]

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Materials:

Condition:

The image is slightly faded in the left of the image and ther are some small surface losses in the sky area. An elongated white mark at 50 mm from lower, 30 mm from right probably originates in the printing phase.

Foliation:

'84'

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English in Latin script
Type
Photograph

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Unrestricted

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Photo 430/8/84

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23 Feb 1902 (CE, Gregorian)

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