Amir Shere Ali, Prince of Abdulah Jan, and Sirdars

Made:
c. 1878 in Afghanistan
maker:
John Burke

A photograph entitled 'Amir Shere Ali, Prince of Abdulah Jan, and Sirdars', taken by John Burke, c. 1878. Shere Ali sits in the middle with his arm around a young boy dressed in a military uniform, perhaps the Amir's son or grandson. The Amir is surrounded by his Sirdars, a title for high ranking military officials. Below the photograph is a reproduction of a document signed by European prisoners in Kabul during the First Afghan War in 1842.

A photograph entitled 'Amir Shere Ali, Prince of Abdulah Jan, and Sirdars', taken by John Burke, c. 1878.

Shere Ali sits in the middle with his arm around a young boy dressed in a military uniform, perhaps the Amir's son or grandson. The Amir is surrounded by his Sirdars, a title for high ranking military officials. Below the photograph is a reproduction of a document signed by European prisoners in Kabul during the First Afghan War in 1842.

John Burke recorded the evolution of British India in the late 19th Century, and accompanied the British Indian army on its advance into Afghanistan during the Second Afghan War of 1878-1879.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6040/4
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at The National Media Museum, Bradford