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Agra - the Delhi Gate and Fort.

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

The grandest of the two entrances to the fort. It leads to an inner gate - the Elephant Gate or Hathi Pol. The construction of the fort was begun by the Emperor Akbar in 1565.