[Original caption] Held by Lieut. Aitkens during the defnense of the Residency. Here fifteen to twenty defenders were killed daily. From Johann's house opposite an African known as "Bob, the Nailer," fired incessantly and never missed a shot. [end]
Lucknow was the capital of the Kingdom of Awadh until 1858. Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, constructed the Kaiser Bagh Palaces of Lucknow in the 1840s and 1850s. Some 8 million rupees were spent on their construction.
La Martiniere College initially consisted of a splendid eighteenth century residence, to which other structures have been added over the years.
Chota Imambara, a Lucknow landmark, is also called the Husseinabad Imambara. This monument, built as the mausoleum for Muhammad Ali Shah, was completed in 1837 and is part of the Kaiser Bagh complex.
Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, is often called the "city of the Nawabs."
The pillars, domes and minarets of Kaiser Pasand drew on Mughal architecture and European styles popular among Lucknow's ruling class in the 1820s when the
Professional dancing girls were among the most popular early postcard subjects. These two dancing girls are probably from Lucknow as the painting in the studio background on the left recalls the Chutter Manzil in Lucknow.
[Original caption] Hooseinabad Gateway. Gateway to the tomb of Muhammad Ali Shah, who erected here his own tomb in 1837. The florid excess of stucco ornamentation is but one sign of the decay of Indian architecture in modern days. [end]
One of the