This photograph of the Taj Mahal was taken by V Pont, who can be seen standing towards the left of the first rectangular fountain in the foreground.
V & E Pont were two British servicemen who set up a photo studio in Calcutta during the 1860s, when it was the bustling capital of the British Raj. V Pont was Superintendent of Works at the Calcutta jetties and E Pont was a clerk in the Locomotive Department of the East Indian Railway. They are best remembered for their photographic partnership, which captured many important monuments across the subcontinent.
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TitleTaj Mahal, Agra
DimensionsH: 23.2 cm x W: 28.9 cm