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 Here you will see some items just added to the website. LAST UPDATED 22nd January 2018. To enquire about items here contact batesandhindmarch@gmail.com or telephone 07966 176839 or 01242 573767

Agra, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, grandfather of Mumtaz Mahal 08422

A good vintage photograph, by an unidentified photographer, circa 1890s, 11 x 8.5 ins approx, never mounted, light contemporary identification on the verso in pencil, a little brown discolouration extreme top right coner, otherwise excellent condition. Itmad-ud-Daulah was the chief minister or Wazir to the Moghul Emperor Jehangir.

£22.00
Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra. 11221

Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra. A good vintage photograph of about 1900 showing the great gateway to the abandoned fort palace. The photograph is in excellent condition, 11 x 8.5 ins [28 21cm] unmounted with just a light pencil inscription to the verso. The price for this image includes UK ordinary postage: for overseas postage please ask for a quote.

£20.00
Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra. An original vintage photograph of about 1900 11222

Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra. A good vintage photograph of about 1900 showing part of the abandoned fort palace. The photograph is in excellent condition, 11 x 8.5 ins [28 21cm] unmounted with just a light pencil inscription to the verso. The price for this image includes UK ordinary postage: for overseas postage please ask for a quote.

£22.00
Agra, Jumma Masjid or great Friday Mosque 08421

A good vintage photograph, by an unidentified photographer, circa 1890s, 11 x 8.5 ins approx, never mounted, light contemporary identification on the verso in pencil, excellent condition and good toning. The main area of the great mosque is viewed across numerous outer courts.

£20.00
Jivajirao Scindia, Maharaja of Gwalior [1916-1961] Presenting medals to soldiers, 1940 08608

A vintage photograph from an old album put together for the Maharaja by Dias Studios of Gewalior and Bombay. The image shows the Maharaja, wearing dress uniform with turban on the occasion of his birthday military parade. In this image he is presenting medals to some of his soldiers wearing service dress while a sirdar reads their information to him from across a small table. Four marks on verso where it has been tipped to a page, some faint discoloration to the right top corner. It measures 179 x 125mm [7 x 5ins approx]

£30.00
Taj Mahal viewed from across the Jumna 11212

Agra. The Taj Mahal. A fine vintage photograph of about 1900 showing the always impressive iconic view as one enters from the main gateway. The photograph is in excellent condition, 11 x 8.5 ins [28 21cm] unmounted with just a light pencil inscription to the verso. The price for this image includes UK ordinary postage: for overseas postage please ask for a quote.

£22.00
Taj Mahal, central view from across the river. 11213

Agra. The Taj Mahal. A good vintage photograph of about 1900 showing a view of the main structure of the Taj from across the river Jumna. The photograph is in excellent condition, 11 x 8.5 ins [28 x 21cm] unmounted with just a light pencil inscription to the verso. The price for this image includes UK ordinary postage: for overseas postage please ask for a quote.

£22.00
Taj Mahal, Agra, An internal view of the ornate screen walls 11214

Agra. The Taj Mahal. A good vintage photograph of about 1900 showing ornate fretsork screens around the central marble tomb stone.The photograph is in excellent condition, 11 x 8.5 ins [28 21cm] unmounted with just a light pencil inscription to the verso. The price for this image includes UK ordinary postage: for overseas postage please ask for a quote.

£15.00
Tea Plantation Managers taking tea, Dehra Dun, 1884 06665

An attractive relaxed group photograph of four planters and a dog taking tea outside a bungalow on the West Hopetown Tea Estate. The image measures 8 x 6ins [20.5 x 16cm] and is signed F.C. in the negative where it also dated 1884. The vintage photograph, rather faded in tone but very clear, is mounted on an old album leaf with contemporary title in red ink below.

£40.00
Empress of India Medal, 1877. The silver issue. 11224

A very fine example of the silver Empress of India medal struck to be given to selected recipients at the 1877 Imperial Assemblage in Delhi. On this occasion the Viceroy, Lord Lytton, declared that Queen Victoria had assumed the title of Empress of India - regarded as honour to the Indian nation as well as to the Queen. It is in excellent condition with light age toning. The obverse depicts the crowned Queen Victoria clearly wearing the star of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India which had been introduced in the previous decade. The reverse bears the simple wording Empress of India which is repeated in both Urdu and Hindi. It was issued with a long length of ribbon to be worn round the neck. This example retains about 20ins of ribbon but it is worn in places. The medal is of the unusually large size [58mm diameter compared with the 36mm of most British medals]. The gold examples were given to Indian Ruling Princes and a few other high officials. The silver examples were not given out widely but went to senior people a little lower in the order of precedence. There appears to be no surviving medal roll or distribution list for this medal but we have been recording examples of people wearing the medal and they are few. It was issued unnamed.

£650.00
LAHORE. A large bungalow in Fane Road, exterior photograph 11225

The photograph, measuring 6 x 4.5ins and shows the arched facade of a large bungalow. It is accompanied by an identical image with one small corner lacking but identifying the address on the reverse. Both images are unmounted and dated in the same contemporary hand 2nd December 1909. Identified vintage photographs of domestic buildings are rather unusual. Fane Road links Muxang Road with the Upper Mall in the centre of Lahore and today has the State Bank of Pakistan to one side and the Judicial centre on the other. Whether this rather grand building has survived we are not aware.

£15.00
Tollygunge, Calcutta. A group of 1912 photograhs showing the golf clubhouse, etc 11226

An old card album leaf from a 1911/12 album. One side shows four "snapshots" 6 x 3.5ins [14 x 8.5cm] taken during the royal visit to Calcutta in January 1912. showing Tollygunge - one of the golf clubhouse, one of players on the 18th hole, Major Stratton with the cup for winning the Lightweigh Hunter race with Park Hill, and a view of relaxing in the wooden grounds. The album leaf measures 14 x 10.5ins and the reverse shows 4 images of Delhi in December 1911 taken in old Delhi and around the Kutub.

£45.00
41st Madras Infantry. Victorian officer's tunic button of large size. 00000920

For full details see Miscellaneous Objects of Indian interest. This item listed 17th March 2016

£25.00
Lt Col Wm Macdonald, cmdg 93rd Highlanders, Letters from Peshawar 1860s. 00000922

See Manuscript showroom for full details

£150.00
Sir Donald Macleod, K.C.S.I., C.B., Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab 00000932

A very good cdv by H Lenthall, 222 Regent Street, London, in clean condition. Clearly taken after 1866 when he received his knighthood, Macleod wears political uniform with tche insignia of his K.C.S.I. and the badge of his C.B. (civil). Accompanied by a small contemporary name slip from a photograph album. Donald Friel Macelod [1810-1872] born in Calcutta, educated in Edinburgh and at Haileybury. Entered the Bengal Service in 1828: Commissioner of Jalandhar 1849, Judicial Commissioner of the Panjab 1854, at Lahore during the Mutiny of 1857 [C.B.], Lt Gov Punjab 1865-70. An Orientalist, he established the Panjab University. Known by Sir John Lawrence as Cunctator [steady and delaying in decisions]. He died in an Underground accident in London.

£85.00
Sir Alexander Badcock, Quarter Master General, India 00000933

A carte de visite half length portrait in civilian dress by R Dighton of Cheltenham, clean condition. With a contemporary handwritten label from an old photograph album. Badcock [born 1844] joined the Indian Army 1st October 1861 in the Commissariat Dept, serving in the Bhutan Campaign [1864-5], Hazara [1868], Perak [1875-76], Afghanistan 1878-80] where he was in actions at Peiwar Kotal and Kabul. He was Chief Commissariat Officer to Sir Fred Roberts on his Kabul to Kandahar march and at the battle of Kandahar [made C.B.], Q.M.G. India 1900, C.S.I., K.C.B. 1902. Member of the Council of India 1901

£55.00
Cashmere Gate, Old Delhi, original albumen print of the early 1860s 08395

The image shows the battle scarred Cashmere [Kashmir] Gate – one of the northern entrances to what is now called Old Delhi and was once Shahjahanabad. It measures 11½ x 8 ¾ins [290 x 220mm] and has never been mounted. There is no indication of the photographer’s identity but it dates from the early 1860s. The right hand archway was opened up after the Mutiny [Beato took a picture when it was still bricked up in about 1859]. Later still the crenellations were restored. It was through this gate that in 1911 the King Emperor rode from the railway station in the State Entry to the great Durbar held to celebrate his coronation that summer. This image has come to us with a group of other photographs dating from around 1862-3 which were kept by Colonel Charles Buchanan Riddle, CB of the Royal Artillery who had served in the Mutiny where he was three times mentioned in despatches and was awarded his CB. He later became a major general.

£120.00
60th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Identified officers in India mid 1870s. 00000980

A very good group photograph of officers, mainly of the 4th Battalion KRRC taken in India. The photograph is of albumen type and measures 22 x 16.5 cm with the top corners cut away [possibly because it was once mounted by them. The lower corners have folds across them and there a few fairly minor edge tears without loss. There is some damage incurred by Lt Walker on the extreme left. It is quite difficult to find groups that are this fully identified . The names in a contemporary hand identify Lt Col Wykeham Leigh Pemberton CB [lost two fingers and was badly wounded at Cawnpore in 1857, later awarded CB in 1879], Capt JHH Croft [captaincy 1870], Capt R Beadon [Capt 1867], Capt HR Milligan [Capt 1864], Lts W Cowan [Lt 1866], EOH Wilkinson [[1873], Hon Alwyn Henry Fulke Grenville [[1874], H Vere [1872], HRP Lindesay [1866], Walker, R Story [1874], Campbell, HEW Featherstonhaugh [1871]. With this is included a similar sized photograph of a group of the officers in various styles of civilian dress. This photograph has rounded corners, a small edge tear without loss.

SOLD
Simla, the Old Temple by the Waterfall, albumen print early 1860s, signed OM in the negative 00000996

The image. which is well toned, shows the old temple in the wooded slopes around the summer capital of Simla. It measures 11½ x 9ins [294 x 233mm] and has never been mounted. It is initialled in the negative OM [presumably for Oscar Jean Baptiste Mallitte] and has come to us with a group of other photographs dating from around 1862-3 collected by Colonel [later Maj Gen] Charles Buchanan Riddell, RA, CB. A very similar image from the same angle by Samuel Bourne [B & S cat no 115] is shown in India through the Lens [Smithsonian, Washington 2000] where it is dated to 1863. Our image differs in minor detail, particularly the bell hanging over the entrance which is not present in the Bourne print.

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Lucknow, La Martiniere in the early 1860s 00001010

The image shows the battle scarred facade of La Martiniere College in Lucknow shortly after the damage caused during the Muitny. It measures 11¼ x 9ins [288 x 230mm] and is tipped by the corners only to a strong old paper album sheet. There is no indication of the photographer’s identity but it dates from the early 1860s. The college was damaged extensively during the two attacks by Sir Colin Campbell in November 1857 and March 1858. A photograph from a slightly different angle was taken by Beato [see India through the Lens, photo no 49] although his image does not show the extent of the wings. The photograph is in very clean condition and shows good toning. This image has come to us with a group of other photographs dating from around 1862-3 which were kept by Colonel Charles Buchanan Riddle, CB of the Royal Artillery who had served in the Mutiny where he was three times mentioned in despatches and was awarded his CB. He later became a major general.

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Captain Charles Hunter, RA, late Bengal Artillery, 1860s, 00001012

A carte de visite sized joint portrait with his wife, the photograph not on a photographer’s card but, rather helpfully, pasted to a calling card “Captain & Mrs Charles Hunter. The officer is eated looking a book and wearing mess dress with miniature medals the first of which is an Indian Mutiny with three clasps, the others are rather indistinct. Hart’s Army List of 1868 notes: “Captain Charles Hunter served with the Bengal Horse Artillery throughout the operations connected with the siege of Delhi, including the battles of Buleekeseral (wounded and horse shot) and Nujjufghur, and the assault on the 14th Sept 1857. Subsequently with Greathead’s column and engaged in the taking of Maleghur Fort, Allyghur, and actions at Agra, Relief of Lucknow by Lord Clyde, subsequent operations at Cawnpore, relief of Futtehghur, siege and capture of Lucknow, and pursuit of the rebels in Oude [Medal with three Clasps].

£75.00
Agra, the pearl Mosque with two kneeling figures 08419

A good vintage photograph, by an unidentified photographer, circa 1890s, 11 x 8.5 ins approx, never mounted, light contemporary identification on the verso in pencil, good condition, a little faded or perhaps deliberately sepia toned.

£20.00
Benares, the Ghats on the banks of the River Ganges 08418

A good vintage photograph, by an unidentified photographer, circa 1890s, 11 x 8.5 ins approx, never mounted, light contemporary identification on the verso in pencil, some damage without loss to the extreme lower left corner, otherwise excellent condition and good toning.

£14.00
General Sir Peter Lumsden, GCB, CSI. A carte de visite of the early 1870s 00001027

A good carte de visite by Bourne & Shepherd showing an oval framed portrait of Lumsden wearing dress uniform of a staff officer with orders and medals.These comprise CB, CSI, IGS 1854 with 2 clasps, Indian Muitny, 2nd China War with 2 clasps.The photograph was probably taken just after the award of Lumsden’s Companion of the Order of the Star of India in 1870 at which time he was Quarter Master General India. Excellent clean condition.

£150.00
5th Mahratta Light Infantry, 27th Battalion 00001033

A group portrait measuring approx 11 x 4 ins [277 x 105mm], pasted to a sheet of paper and identified in typescript as being the battalion at Belgaum on its return from Burma in 1946, Lt Col L A Wise commanding. Excellent condition. £15

£15.00
8th Punjab Regiment. MMG company with its guns 00001034

8th Punjab Regiment. A group portrait of the troops wearing tropical service dress, the front rank seated behind 12 machine guns. The photograph, in good condition and measuring 10.5 x 6ins [265 x 160mm], is pasted to stout paper and identified in type script as being the Medium Machine Gun Company of the 1st Battalion in 1932.

£15.00
2nd King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles (Sirmoor Rifles) 00001036

A good photographic portrait of a Subadar Major, full length wearing tropical service dress with shorts, carrying a pistol. The photograph measures 5 x 3 ins [132 x 78m] and is in good condition, signed in the negative “Tundan 145”. It is pasted to a sheet of white paper and two other photographs on the reverse show groups of British and Gurkha officers of the same regiment, signed in the negative “K L Arora”, one numbered 205. The images probably are identified on the paper in typescript as North West Frontier 1941. £25

£25.00
Sir Dhunjibhoy Bomanji. A photograph album concentrating on his cars and carriages 00001067

An album of professional photographs featuring veteran motor cars and pre World War One horse drawn carriages belonging to Sir Dhunjibhoy Bomanji, taken at Windsor. The album, measuring 15 x 11ins and bound in hald dark blue leather gilt is about half full of professional photographs put together for Sir Dhunjibhoy Bhomanji [1962-1937] and Lady Bomanji. The photographs, mainly about 11 x 8 ins but some of the portraits smaller, occupy the first 13 leaves of the album, pasted to both sides. The rest of the album is unused and no pictures have been removed. There are 5 large images of the various motor cars, 6 of open two horse carriages, 1 of a motor launch, 5 views of The Willows, and the remaining pages are occupied by portraits of the Bomanjis and their friends. Dhunjibhoy Bomanji was a very wealthy Parsee businessman and philanthropist with interests and properties in Bombay, Poona, and Windsor, where the couple lived in great style at The Willows. The motor cars [of which we have not identified the makes] are always chauffeur driven with two liveried chauffeurs in the open front seats: the carriages have various horses suggesting a considerable stable. The front hinge and joint of the album are weak but otherwise it is in good condition and the contents capture that stylish and privileged life of the wealthy gentry pre-WWI age. Sir Dhunjibhoy was a great supporter of the British Raj, contributing large sums to military charities, numbering members of the Royal Family and leading military commanders among his friends and acquaintances. He funded the large equestrian statue of Earl Haig which stands in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.

£550.00
Motor Cars at the Lieutenant Governor’s Garden Party, Rawalpindi 00001091

An excellent Edwardian large photograph, approx 11½ x 8ins [290 x 218mm], pasted to an old album sheet. The photograph is very clear and is in very good condition apart from a few small creases towards the edges. It is titled in the negative to the right and to the left is the photographer’s credit [Bali, Rawalpindi] and the number 41. The photographer Dita Naam Bali had studios in both Rawalpindi and Murree. We think this photograph dates from about 1905-1912 but someone who understands early motor cars will probably be able to be more precise. Early pictures of a number of motor cars like this in India are hard to find. £160

£160.00
Naini Temples, late Victorian or early Edwardian vintage photograph 00001092

A very good, strong image, measuring 11 x 8½ins [290 x 218mm] numbered in the negative 590 but there is no photographer’s credit. The print is pasted to an old album leaf and there is a little damage and a tear along the top but not affecting the image area. These fine temples remain today on the shores of the Naini Tal lake but this atmospheric image shows them over a hundred years ago with numerous holy me or fakirs on the steps.

£80.00
A hand coloured vintage photographic portrait,probably 1930s. 00001101

A good vintage full length portrait of an aristocratic young Indian, wearing velvet court dress with jodhpurs, holding a sword of tulwar type, and prominently displaying a wrist watch. The photograph, which has contemporary colour tinting, measures 6 x 8ins [150 x 218mm] and is mounted on old photographer’s card which has been cut down for a frame at some time. There is a little damage at the top coners but the image itself is in excellent condition.

£175.00