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Lucknow - entrance gate to Secinder Bagh where 2000 mutineers were killed in 1857.

Albumen print. Mounted on a contemporary album leaf with titling in contemporary ink. Verso another albumen print circa 1870 titled 'Lucknow - ruins of the residency - the memorial'. 235mm x 190mm. (9.25 x 7.5ins). Circa 1870.

Also known as Secundra Bagh, a villa and garden estate on the outskirts of Lucknow. It was built for the Nawab of Oudh, Wajid Ali Shah (1822-1887) as a summer house. The scene of fierce fighting during the 'Indian Mutiny' of 1857, it was used by sepoys as a refuge from British troops.