The Lucknow Album. Printed by G.H. Rouse
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Collection ID:
Rouse, G. H. (George Henry), 1838-1909
Calcutta :, Baptist Mission Press,, 1874
Physical Description:
1 Volume
50 leaves of tipped-in albumen prints, 58 p
25 x 17 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A published pictorial guide with illustrations of the city of Lucknow, India. In its ideal state, the volume contained 50 tipped-in albumen prints, accompanied by full textual descriptions of each scene depicted, along with a large-sized plan of the city executed by Parogha Ubbas Alli, Assistant Municipal Engineer, who may have been the photographer. Created in part as a memorial to the Garrison of Lucknow and survivors of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858 and dedicated to Sir George Couper, Chief Commissioner of Oudh.

One volume Stored in one box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George Henry Rouse was an English Baptist missionary and Bible translator in India. Born in Suffolk, Rouse became a Baptist at the age of 16, completing his education at Stepney (now Regent's Park) College and London University. In 1861, he journeyed to Calcutta as a missionary for the Baptist Missionary Society, but ill health forced his return to England, where he took up a teaching position at Haverfordwest Baptist College from 1867-1872. He later returned to India as the secretary of the Baptist Indian Mission and the head of the Baptist Mission Press.
Biographical / Historical
Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense there by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858.

Custodial History
Purchased, May 1997.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1997.02

Large 8vo., beveled edges, brown hexagon-grain cloth with gilt title on front cover, blind stamping on front and back. Imperfect; wanting the plan.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
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Lucknow (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Lucknow Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013