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Nov 28, 2014

Ranjit Singh's tomb from the top of Ranjit Singh's palace - Lahore c1860's - 1870's

Ranjit Singh's tomb from the top of Ranjit Singh's palace - Lahore c1860's - 1870's
This Albumen image was taken from Ranjit Singh’s palace in Lahore, Pakistan. It focuses on his tomb, and manages to capture a number of carts positioned in the courtyard. This gives a sense of activity rarely seen in early photographs. The fuzziness surrounding the carts would have been caused by people or livestock moving around the well.

Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) was a Sikh chief who was known as the Lion of the Punjab. He united the Sikh provinces and became the most powerful ruler in India. He was an important ally of the British.