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Golden Temple Amritsar.

3 gelatin silver prints conjoined and partially hand-coloured on the original card mount (marked, some marginal loss and laid-down for support). Image size 21.5 x 6ins. Mount 24 x 10ins.

A remarkable panoramic and partially aerial view of a crowded scene at the Golden Temple, Amritsar circa 1930. It shows the then newly built surrounding buildings including the clock tower as well as the Darshani Deori (gateway) with the original paintwork – now whitewashed.

At the bottom printed with green lettering is: ‘Golden Temple Amritsar/Golden Temple Photo Co. (Opp. Golden Temple) Clock Tower, Amritsar’ with a further inscription in Gurmukhi.