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'Being carried to the launch from the Residency, Aden.' Photographer: unknown [‎3-b] (1/1)

The record is made up of 1 b&w albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print. It was created in 26 Dec 1898. 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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View at Aden of Lady Mary Curzon being carried to the launch from the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in a type of sedan chair. Four servants carry the chair aloft across two poles at the centre of the image. A parasol, lined with black material and covered in white covers her head. Only the pale skirts and feather-topped hat of the Viceroy’s wife are visible.

In the background, along the top of a ridge and at left and right in the middle-ground, various structures are visible, probably warehouses and barracks.

Inscriptions:

Ink, above image at right: ‘Dec 26th 1898.’

Ink, below image: ‘Being carried to the launch from the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Aden.’

Pencil, alongside image at right: ‘6’

Temporal context:

This and the photographs that accompany it were taken en route to India at the end of 1898 and during the first year of Lord Curzon’s position as Viceroy of India, 1899.

Extent and format
1 b&w albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. print
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

118 x 167 mm

Condition:

The image is buckled and foxed along with the card it is mounted upon. Black and rippling staining along the upper and lower edges probably originate in the printing process. Light surface dirt throughout.

Foliation:

'6'

Process:

Albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white. , collodio-chloride and platinum printing out paper

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English in Latin script
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'Being carried to the launch from the Residency, Aden.' Photographer: unknown [‎3-b] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Photo 430/75/6, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023703521.0x000002> [accessed 18 July 2018]

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