The Amir Yakub Khan

Made:
1879 in Afghanistan
maker:
John Burke

A photograph entitled 'The Amir Yakub Khan', taken by John Burke in 1879. The photograph shows a British cavalry escort at an historic meeting in the rugged plains of Afghanistan. As the escort look on, the Amir Yaqub Khan (d. 1914) can be seen in the road on the left meeting with Major Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841-1879).

A photograph entitled 'The Amir Yakub Khan', taken by John Burke in 1879.

The photograph shows a British cavalry escort at an historic meeting in Afghanistan. As the escort look on, the Amir Yaqub Khan (d. 1914) can be seen in the road on the left meeting with Major Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841-1879).

The photograph was published in the album 'The Afghan War, Attogk to Jellalabad, Gandamak and Surkhab'.

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:
1990-5036/6040/24
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at The National Media Museum, Bradford

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