Samuel Bourne was a banker with itchy feet. Paintings of India so enamoured him that he quit his job in Nottingham and arrived in Calcutta in 1863. Now regarded as one of the earliest travel photographers in the world, Bourne started exploring Indian landscapes in the hills of Shimla and spent months in Kashmir, returning with incredibly detailed images of the Himalayas and Gangotri glacier. He and fellow photographer Charles Shepherd set up a photo studio in Calcutta, which was in business till as recently as 2016.
Periodc. 19th century
MediumAlbumen Silver Print From Glass Negatives
Dimensions(without mount)- 23.5 cm x 28.7 cm