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[Colonel Lawrence Monument, Lucknow, India]

[Colonel Lawrence Monument, Lucknow, India]

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With the invention of photography, the eighteenth-century British passion for recording exotic lands and studies of the peoples in India was given new impetus. The earliest photography on the continent dates from 1840 in Calcutta, the political center of British India. The technology for photography arrived in India quickly became popular among the local rulers-many of whom employed photographers at their courts-as well as the British who had come to make their fortunes in the colony. For both populations, the new medium replaced painting as the method for recording the local landscape, architecture, people, and important events.

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1858 - 1861
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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