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[Photo Album]: Nainital India Summer Resort 1890s
India. 1890-1900. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 11". Brown leather with gilt detail. A collection of 23 sepia toned photographs measuring between 4.5" x 6" and 6" x 8", some with captions, as well as one postcard. Photographs are very good or better with some waviness and faint spotting in a very good minus album with worn corners, a page detached but present, and lacking the spine. A photo album depicting the summer retreat of Nainital, India, located in the lake district of Uttarakhand near the mountain of Nanda Devi Massif, during the 1890s. The album shows the trip up to the region with large photos of the Indian landscape showing the lakes and mountains of Nainital. There are photos of British tourists at the resort, complete with handwritten captions identifying each person in the group photo, as well as native Indians and the Nainital bazaar. These photos were taken after the town was rebuilt in the 1880s after falling victim to a "landslip." Not only is the region known for its natural beauty and as a way to beat the brutal Indian summer, it is also renowned for its prestigious educational institutions, one of which is shown here captioned as "Girl's School in Nainital." A modest but interesting collection of a British summer holiday in the mountains of India with relatively large images. .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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