Thursday, May 23, 2013

The definitive index to Kashmir Images through the ages




A simple guide to go through more than 3000 vintage images posted on this blog in last four years. The links are ordered in increasing order of year of creation ( and when info. not available based on year of publication)


  1. A map, based on Bernier's description of Kashmir, was first included in the Dutch version of his travel account published in Amsterdam in 1672.
  2. Map of Kashmir and Northern Part of Panjab from 'Notice of a Visit to the Himmáleh Mountains and the Valley of Kashmir, in 1835 ( by Charles von Hügel, January 1, 1836)
  3. Kashmir Lithographs from 'Travels in Kashmir, Ladak, Iskardo ' (1840), G.T. Vigne's book about his travels in Kashmir in 1835.
  4. Lord of Puri under Kashmiri Shawl. An illustration from India and its inhabitants (1854) by Caleb Wright, Alexander Duff, John Statham and J. J. Weitbrecht.
  5. Kashmir Illustrations from 'Church Missionary Intelligencer' (1854)
  6. Kheer Bhawani Hindu fair Illustrations by William Carpenter (1854-55)
  7. Kashmir Illustrations from 'Wall-Street to Cashmere : a journal of five years in Asia, Africa, and Europe' by (1859) by John B. Ireland.
  8. Kashmir Illustrations from 'Journals kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal' (1887) by Sir Richard Temple (1826-1902).
  9. Panoramic painting of Srinagar from 'Travels in Ladâk, Tartary, and Kashmir' (1862) by Henry D'Oyley Torrens.
  10. Photograph of Kashmiri people by Bourne & Shepherd. Samuel Bourne, British photographer who first visited Kashmir in 1864. From 'The world's peoples; a popular account of their bodily & mental characters, beliefs, traditions, political and social institutions' by A.H. Keane (1908)
  11. Photograph of people of Kashmir in India from various volumes of 'The people of India : a series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan' (1868) by John William Kaye, Meadows Taylor, J. Forbes Watson.
  12. Illustrations from 'Letters from India and Kashmir' by J. Duguid, 1870
  13. Kashmir and 'Little Tibet'(Ladakh) illustrations from 'Central Asia, travels in Cashmere, Little Tibet, and Central Asia' (1874) by Bayard Taylor.
  14. Illustrations from 'The northern barrier of India: A popular account of the Jummoo and Kashmir territories' (1877) by Frederic Drew.
  15. Illustrations from 'A trip to Cashmere and Ladâk' (1877) by Cowley Lambert.
  16. Illustrations from 'The Happy Valley: Sketches of Kashmir & the Kashmiris' by W. Wakefield (1879)
  17. Kashmir illustrations from 'Indian pictures, drawn with pen and pencil' (1881) by William Urwick
  18. Kashmir sketches from 'The diary of a civilian's wife in India' by Augusta E. King (1884)
  19. Kashmiri guns and sword illustration 'Aus dem westlichen Himalaya: Erlebnisse und Forschungen' by Károly Jenö Ujfalvy (1884)
  20. Working class Pandit women from countryside. 1985. Photographer unknown. A matter of simple caption.
  21. Maps and images of Kashmir from 'The Earth and Its Inhabitants' (1891) by Elisée Reclus.
  22. A Snake Charmer in the New Bazaar, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1892. Illustration by J. E. Goodall
  23. Kashmir images from 'Where Three Empires Meet: A Narrative of Recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, and the Adjoining Countries' (1893) by E. F. Knight
  24. Pencil sketches of Kashmir by David McCormick from his book 'An artist in the Himalayas' (1895)
  25. Two photographs from year 1885. Photographer unknown. [Earthen Ware sellers], [Embroideres
  26. Women Clearing Weeds. Kashmir, 1890.
  27. Photographs from 'Valley of Kashmir' by Walter Rooper Lawrence (1895).
  28. Vichar Nag, 1895 
  29. Kashmir towards the end of 19th century in British Newspapers. [Earthquake and Famine]
  30. Pandit woman by Fred Bremner, 1900. Published in National Geographic, 1921. [with a note on wrong caption]
  31. Photographs from ‘Afoot Through the Kashmir Valleys’ (1901) by Marion Doughty.
  32. Kashmir paintings by Australian artist Mortimer Menpes. From the books 'World pictures; being a record in colour' (1902) and 'The Durbar' (1903).
  33. Stereoscopic photographs of Kashmir taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903
  34. Photographs are from the book 'Irene Petrie : Missionary to Kashmir' (1903)
  35. Kashmir images from 'Sport and travel in the Far East' (1910) by J. C. Grew. [year of travel: 1903]
  36. 'India, past and present' (1903) by C. H. Forbes-Lindsay.Images by Francis Frith from 1870s.
  37. A Kashmir sketch from 'The land of regrets: a Miss Sahib's reminiscences' (1909) by Isabel Fraser Hunter. Year of travel: 1903.
  38. Photographs of Kashmiri Giants at Delhi Darbar, 1903. By George Rose
  39. Images from 'Kashmir: Its New Silk Industry' by Sir Thomas Wardle (1904)
  40. Photographs from the book A lonely summer in Kashmir (1904) by Margaret Cotter Morison.
  41. 'Feeding poor in Jammu' for prince of wales in 1905. From 'Through India with the Prince' (1906) by George Frederick Abbott.
  42. Map of Kashmir from 'The Vale of Kashmir' (1906) by Ellsworth Huntington
  43. Kashmir illustrations from 'Pictorial tour round India' (1906) by John Murdoch
  44. Photographs of Kashmir from 'The Romantic East Burma, Assam, & Kashmir' by Walter Del Mar (1906)
  45. Illustrations of Kashmir from 'A Holiday in the Happy Valley with pen and pencil' (1907) by Major T. R Swinburne.
  46. Images from dutch travelogue 'De zomer in Kaschmir : De Aarde en haar Volken' (Summer in Kashmir: 'The Land and its Peoples) by F. Michel (1907).
  47. Paintings from 'An eastern voyage: A journal of the travels of Count Fritz Hochberg through the British empire in the East and Japan (1910) by Hochberg, Friedrich Maximilian, Graf von. Year of travel 1908. And Images from Kashmir and Ladakh from this book.
  48. From the book 'Kashmir described by Sir Francis Younghusband, K.C.I.E. Painted by Major E. Molyneux' (1909).
  49. A group photograph of Kashmiri Pandits from 'Modern India' by William Eleroy Curtis (1909)
  50. Photographs of Kashmir by Vittorio Sella from 'Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909, an account of the expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amadeo of Savoy, duke of the Abruzzi' by Filippo De Filippi (1912). Year of travel: 1909.
  51. Mattan spring tempe. Probably 1910. Photographer probably Fred Bremner [Via a Flickr user]
  52. Kashmir images 'Across the roof of the world; a record of sport and travel through Kashmir, Gilgit, Hunza, the Pamirs, Chinese Turkistan, Mongolia and Siberia' (1911) by Percy Thomas Etherton.
  53. Kashmir images from 'Indian pages and pictures: Rajputana, Sikkim, the Punjab, and Kashmir' (1912) by Michael Myers Shoemaker
  54. Photographs from 'Beyond the Pir Panjal life and missionary enterprise in Kashmir' by Ernest F. Neve (1914, first published in 1912)
  55. Kashmir images from 'Jungle days; being the experiences of an American woman doctor in India' (1913) by Dr. Arley Munson.
  56. Kashmir images from 'Sport & folklore in the Himalaya' (1913) by H. L. Haughton.
  57. Photographs from 'Our summer in the vale of Kashmir' (1915) by Frederick Ward Denys.
  58. A photograph of 'boat' ambulance in Srinagar from 'Ministers of Mercy' by James Henry Franklin.
  59. Photographs from 'Cashmere: three weeks in a houseboat' (1920) by Ambrose Petrocokino. Also, photographs of the old Hazrat Bal. Year of travel: 1917.
  60. From 'The Charm of Kashmir' (1920) by V.C. Scott O'connor: Kashmir by Abanindranath Tagore [paintings], Brahmans [photograph],  A beauty of valley by Miss G. Hadenfeldt [painting], her other Kashmir paintingsThe Shepherd's Daughter [photograph], water color are by Colonel G. Strahan, Kashmir paintings by Mrs. L Sultan Ahmad, photographs of mountains, photographs of nomadic life, other photographs of Kashmir.
  61. Photographs from Tyndale Biscoe's book 'Character Building in Kashmir' (1920)
  62. Football. Players 1921. From National Geographic.Vol 40, 1921
  63. Photographs by R.E. Shorter  from 'Topee and turban, or, Here and there in India' (1921) by Newell, H. A. Also, from the book photograph of a Pandit woman.
  64. Photographs from 'Kashmir in Sunlight & Shade: a Description of the Beauties of the Country, the Life, Habits and Humour of its Inhabitants, and an Account of the Gradual but Steady Rebuilding of a Once Down-trodden People' by Cecil Earle Tyndale-Biscoe (1922). Also, from this book, photographs by first Kashmiri photographer Pandit Vishwanath: Pandit Marriage and Pandit woman. [A photograph of the photographer and old photographs of pandits]
  65. Kashmir images from 'Peoples Of All Nations: Their Life Today And Story Of Their Past' edited by J.A. Hammerton (1923)
  66. Franklin Price Knott's Kashmir in October 1929 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Year of travel: 1927.
  67. Kashmir by Swiss photographer Martin Hürlimann. Probably from the book 'Burma, Ceylon, Indo-China'(1930). Year of travel: 1927.
  68. Photograph of Kashmir from 'The Oriental Watchman and Herald of Health: A Magazine for Health Home and Happiness' (January, 1928)
  69. Photographs of Kashmir by Helmut De Terra (from an expedition that entered Kashmir from Sindh Valley, crossed Ladakh and reached Uighur in China) from year 1933. 
  70. Photographs from 'Houseboating in Kashmir' (1934) by Alberta Johnston Denis.
  71. Illustrations from children's book 'Rhamon a boy of Kashmir by Heluiz Washburne, pictured by Roger Duvoisin' (1939).
  72. Family portraits of Pandits around 1930s. Shared from private collection by readers. [Near Burzahom, Kashmir ], [Kauls of Ali Kadal]
  73. Photographs Kashmir by Ram Chand Mehta. 1930s-40s. Also, Kahsmir postcards from Mahatta's
  74. Major E Brookman's photographs of Kashmir in 1943/4 [Shared by a Flickr user]
  75. Photographs of Kashmir by American serviceman named Robert Keagle in 1945
  76. A pic of Rozabal from 'The tomb of Jesus' by Mutiur Rahman Bengalee (1946)
  77. Kashmir war refugees, 1947
  78. War pamphlet Art by Sobha Singh, 1947
  79. Painting by Kashmiri progressive artists. Later 40s - Early 50s.
  80. Kashmir in Life magazine. 1940s-50s
  81. Kashmir images from 'The road to Shalimar' by Carveth Wells, 1952.
  82. Kashmiri Kid on cover of  'The Oriental Watchman and Herald of Health: A Magazine for Health Home and Happiness' September 1952.
  83. Pages from 'Guide To Kashmir' published The Tourist Traffic Branch, Ministry of Transport New Delhi in 1954. [Personal Collection]
  84. Number plate/token for a cycle . Year 1956-57. [Sent in by a reader]
  85. Village life of "Utrassu-Umanagri" (1957-58), from anthropological study of Pandits by T.N. Madan. 
  86. Brian Brake's Kashmir, 1957 () [Tracing the commonality in Kashmir imagery from past to present]
  87. Photographs of  village "Utrassu-Umanagri" in year 1957-58, from the book The T.N. Madan Omnibus The Hindu Householder Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir Non-Renunciation: Themes and Interpretation of Hindu Culture (2010)
  88. Photographs of Srinagar city by Douglas Waugh (for what seems to have been a series on 'modes of transportation'). Shot around late 1950s.
  89. Kashmir images in 'Asia' by Dorothy W. Furman (1960)
  90. Cinema goer of  1980s in photographs





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