Murree from Pindi Point (snow)

Murree from Pindi Point (snow)

ca. 1905
13.80x
9.00cm

A view of one of the Murree hills, showing a number of the British-built homes along the road that winds from the main bazaar to Kashmir point, looking north. Murree sanitarium was founded in 1851, with many of the homes shown here constructed in the next two or three decades. At a height of between 7,000 and 8,000 feet, its cool summer climate made the cantonment a recovery spot for British troops in the Frontier, although it was not much inhabited by colonists when the original photograph for this postcard was taken in the winter.