India,Views by Underwood and Keystone




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The Underwood views were taken by James Ricalton in 1899/1900. His sure eye has ensured the survival of this series as one of his major works. These views, along with the Underwood series of Japan and China (also by Ricalton), probably represent the peak of the 'armchair travel' mode of stereoviews. They were immensely popular and Ricalton also wrote comprehensive guide books with maps to complement the series. These books can sometimes be picked up on secondhand book websites for around $50. Check however that the maps are present as they are tucked in a pocket in the cover and often go missing. Keystone bought the Underwood negs. A Keystone view with the number preceded by the letter V is from an Underwood neg.

Many of these views have a full text description on the back.
 
 


'Worshippers before an image in the exquisitely carved temple of Vimala Sah, Mount Abu'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #1112.
Price $10.
 


Keystone. 'Interior, Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu'. Text description.
Condition 8.
Order #1113.
Price $10.
 


'"On every height there lies repose" - view E. up steeps of the sacred peak of Garakhuath, India'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1114.
Price $10.
 


'Nepalese porter girls who carry luggage for many miles for two-pence - Darjeeling'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1115.
Price $12.
 


'20-woman team on Darjeeling highway (N.) - who would not be a man in India?'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1116.
Price $15.
 


'Native village and people of picturesque hill-country (N.). Teesta Bridge near Darjeeling'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Milky but clear images.
Order #1117.
Price $8.
 
 


'Up to the everlasting snows of Mt Kinchinjanga (28,157 ft), north from Darjeeling'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1118.
Price $8.
 


'A marvel of beauty - Looking N. to Taj Mahal, marble tomb of a Mogul Queen, Agra'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Light in distance.
Order #1119.
Price $8.
 


'Jehu in India - a typical old bullock driver at Agra, with clumsy wooden-wheeled cart (N.W.)'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #1120.
Price $10.
 


'Akbar's tomb, Sikandarah'. Text description.
Condition. Light surface scratches.
Order #1121.
Price $8.
 


'Peaceful now, but stained with horrible memories - N. at massacre Ghat on Ganges, Cawnpore'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #1122.
Price $12.
 


'The spot where the British women and children were murdered during the mutiny, Cawnpore'.
Condition 9.
Order #1123.
Price $12.
 


'Memorial at Cawnpore, India, to women and children massacred by the Nana Sahib, 1857 (west)'.
Condition 7.
Order #1124.
Price $6.
 


'Kutb Minar from N.E. - Moslem Tower of Victory near Delhi'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1125.
Price $12.
 


'Gigantic embroidery in stone at base of Kutb Minar, Moslem pillar of Victory, Delhi'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1126.
Price $12.
 


'Chandni Chouk, the principal street (east past clock tower), Delhi'.
Condition 9.
Order #1127.
Price $12.
 


'Looking N. from the minaret of the greatest mosque in the world, over famous city of Delhi'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #1128.
Price $12.
 


'In the Court of the Jumma Mosque, during the annual fast, Delhi'.
Condition 9.
Order #1129.
Price $12.
 


'Devout Mohammedans prostrate at prayer time - Court of Jumma Musjid, India's greatest Mosque, Delhi'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1130.
Price $12.
 


'Fast day within Jumma Musjid, the greatest mosque of the East, Delhi'.
Condition 10.
Order #1131.
Price $12.
 


'His Excellency, Lord Curzon, opening the Indian Art Exhibition, Delhi'.
Condition. Slight fault at bottom of right image.
Order #1132.
Price $12.
 


'Marvels of richness and grandeur - the great Durbar Procession, Delhi'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1133.
Price $12.
 


'Grand Durbar Review on the great Delhi plain, a field of many battles'.
Condition. Couple of black processing spots in sky.
Order #1134.
Price $12.
 


'Grand Durbar Review on the great Delhi plain, a field of many battles'. Variant.
Condition 9.
Order #1135.
Price $12.
 


'Cavalry on the route from Mori Gate to the great Durbar Camp, Delhi'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #1136.
Price $12.
 


'H.E. Lord Curzon and Lady Curzon, on the gigantic "Grand Tusker",  Durbar State Entry, Delhi'.
Condition 9.
Order #1137.
Price $12.
 


'The fabulous wealth of India - native Princes in the grand State Entry, Durbar, Delhi'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Mounting ripples.
Order #1138.
Price $10.
 


'Indian troops at the great Durbar - N.W. from Mori Gate, Delhi'.
Condition 9.
Order #1139.
Price $12.
 


'Durbar tent and grounds of H.H. the Maharaja of Patiala, Delhi'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #1140.
Price $12.
 


'Charmingly oriental - Durbar grounds of a native prince, on the Delhi Plain'.
Condition 9.
Order #1141.
Price $12.
 


'Richly adorned elephants and carriage of H.H. the Maharaja of Rewah, Durbar, Delhi'.
Condition. Faded and overall surface marks.
Order #1142.
Price $3.
 
 
 
 
 


'Substantial elegance of modern Madras - imposing Law Court Buildings - view S.W. from Bank'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Three slight surface marks in sky on right image.
Order #1143.
Price $10.
 


'H.H. the Maharaja of Gwalior at home, one of the richest men in the world'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #1144.
Price $15.
 
 


'Grand Durbar Hall in palace of H.H. the Maharaja of Gwalior, one of India's richest princes'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1145.
Price $12.
 
 


'The scene of dead splendors - looking across ancient city of Amber to mountain fortress'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Yellowing.
Order #1146.
Price $8.
 


'Baillie Gate from E., torn by mutineers' guns during siege; where rescuers entered - Lucknow'.
Condition 8.
Order #1147.
Price $12.
 


'Lucknow's memorial to Sir Henry Lawrence and heroes who died in '57 (view N.W.)'.
Condition 8.
Order #1148.
Price $10.
 


'Industrious dhobies (washer men) at work in river, W. from Lucknow'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #1149.
Price $12.
 


'A marvel of beauty - looking N. to Taj Mahal, marble tomb of a Mogul queen, Agra'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #1150.
Price $12.
 


'A marvel of beauty - looking N. to Taj Mahal, marble tomb of a Mogul queen, Agra'. Descriptive text. Variant with single man posing.
Condition 8/9.
Order #1151.
Price $10.
 


'Most beautiful tomb in the world - exquisitely carved and inlaid marbles at Taj Mahal, Agra'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Couple of light surface scratches, mount corner slightly bumped.
Order #1152.
Price $8.
 


'Garden of the Taj Mahal, Agra'. Nicely tinted. Descriptive text.
Condition 8 (slight dents to mount).
Order #1153.
Price $15.
 


'A lovely scene of Indian romance and tragedy, N.W. from Taj Mahal up the Jumna to Agra'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Lihgt images. A few small dents on right image.
Order #1154.
Price $6.
 
 


'Tower of Silence, where vultures devour the Parsi dead, Malabar Hill (N.E.), Bombay'. Descriptive text.
Condition 8.
Order #1155.
Price $12.
 


'Rajabai Tower, University and B.B. & C.I Ry. Building - N.W. to Malabar Hill, Bombay'.
Condition 9.
Order #1156.
Price $12.
 


'Over university and secretariat (Sq. tower), S. from Rajahal Tower,  Bombay'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1157.
Price $12.
 
 


'Children of Bombay at the zoo'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1158.
Price $8.
 


'Clean and airy Chowringhee Road (Esplanade at left), looking N. over Calcutta'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #1159.
Price $12.
 


'Clean and airy Chowringhee Road (Esplanade at left), looking N. over Calcutta'. Descriptive text. Later variant.
Condition 9/10.
Order #1160.
Price $12.
 
 


'Looking N.W. across tree-shaded Dalhousie Sq., and its charming little lake,  Calcutta'.
Condition. Slight loss to bottom of mount.
Order #7701.
Price $10.
 


'Jani Temple showing group of idols, Calcutta'.
Condition 9/10.
Order #7702.
Price $15.
 


'Grasses at whose feet men are like insects - bamboos in Botanical Gardens,  Calcutta'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7703.
Price $10.
 


'Morning ride of a lady of Calcutta in her palanquin'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7704.
Price $12.
 


'Welcome fellows in thirsty India - Bheestis (water-carriers) with their leather bottles,  Calcutta'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7705.
Price $12.
 


'Famous "man-eater" at Calcutta - devoured 200 men, women and children before capture,  Calcutta'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Surface scratches on right image.
Order #7706.
Price $5.
 


'Hindi devotee doing penance on a bed of spikes near the shrine of Kali, Calcutta'.
Condition. This has had a bit of a hard life with dents, right corner torn and images slightly lifting.
Order #7707.
Price $5.
 


'Benares, religious center of India, N.E. down Ganges from minaret, Aurangzib Mosque'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10 but slightly light.
Order #7708.
Price $10.
 


'Hindu pilgrims bathing in sacred well of their god Vishnu, N. bank of Ganges, Benares'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #7709.
Price $12.
 


'Suttee pillar at a Benares Burning Ghat, where Hindu widows died on their husband's funeral pyres'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7710.
Price $15.
 


'How beauty takes the air - Indian "reet" or bullock carriage used by ladies of rank, Ulwar'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #7712.
Price $5.
 


This view is rather unusual. On Underwood mount but untited and showing processing faults (fingerprints on image) that would not be allowed to pass Underwood's quality control. Handwritten title on back as follows: ' 1st Batt. Sherwood Foresters. Leaving the Miadan Bangalore to take part in ceremonial parade, Cobden Park, Bangalore, India, 1908'.
Condition. Processing and other stains, dents to mount.
Order #7713.
Price $12.
 
 


'Everyday life in the Vale of Cashmere'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7714.
Price $10.
 


'Delights of summer in the Vale of Cashmere - music for a house-boat party on Jhelum River'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7715.
Price $12.
 


'Crossing the boiling floods of Jhelum River by a bridge of one rawhide rope, at Uri'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7716.
Price $12.
 


'An earthly paradise, famous Vale of Cashmere, watered by the winding Jhelum'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #7717.
Price $12.
 


'Children are children the wide world round - little folks playing hop scotch in Cashmere'.
Condition 9.
Order #7718.
Price $12.
 


'Shelling rice and gossiping with the neighbors - home life of contented citizens of Cashmere'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #7719.
Price $12.
 


'A hill-country "Ekka" with passenger and baggage, coming from Cashmere to Murree, 155 miles'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #7720.
Price $12.
 


'Her Excellency, Lady Curzon, on the terrace of a bungalow at Gulmarg in Cashmere'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7721.
Price $22.
 


'Her Excellency, Lady Curzon, in India'.
Condition 9.
Order #7722.
Price $22.
 


'Her Excellency, Lady Curzon, leaving the Viceregal Lodge for a drive, Simla'.
Condition. Slight surface stain on left image.
Order #7723.
Price $22.
 


'A land of sunshine and long journeys - freight boats on tree-lined canal (W.), Sikandarah'. Descroptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7724.
Price $12.
 


'"There is no God but God and Mohomet is His Prophet" - prayers in mosque, Ahmedabad'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #7725.
Price $12.
 


'N.E. to gate towers of Hindu Temple, Trichinopoly, India, where idol's jewels are worth millions'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7726.
Price $12.
 


'One of the world's marvels - beautiful Davidian temple cut in solid rock (S.E.), Ellora'.
Condition 8.
Order #7727.
Price $12.
 
 


'Rival pot-sellers in the chatty market, Lahore - bargains for thrifty housewives'. Descriptive text.
Condition 10.
Order #7728.
Price $12.
 


'Sacred monkeys at Galta near Jeypore, fascinating even to those not inclined to worship'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7729.
Price $12.
 


'Man-eating alligators of India, eager for another meal - three scaly monsters in captivity'. Descriptive text.
Condition. Mount split thru center slightly affecting edge of right image. Overall white processing spots.
Order #7730.
Price $3.
 


'Corridor, 700 fett long, splendid granite temple of Ramisseram, Paumben Island, So. India'. Descriptive text.
Condition 8.
Order #7731.
Price $12.
 
 


'Inconceivable elaboration and splendor of Madura's Hindu Temple - two of its nine pagodas'.
Condition 9.
Order #7732.
Price $12.
 
 


'Sacred Gold Lily Lake and Pagodas - Great Temple to Siva, Madura, South India'.
Condition 10.
Order #7733.
Price $12.
 


'Guardian of Hindu mysteries - S.W. to gateway and sculptured temple tower, Tanjore'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7734
Price $12.
 


'Mahratta Durbar Hall, Rajah's Palace, Tanjore, South India'. Descriptive text.
Condition 8/9.
Order #7735.
Price $10.
 


'Madras and Harbor'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7736.
Price $10.
 


'Jutogh, a military station, W.N.W. from Prospect Hill, Simla'. Descriptive text.
Condition 9.
Order #7737.
Price $12.
 


'Charming Naldera, favorite retreat of Lords Lytton and Curzon - S.S.W. toward Simla'.
Condition 8.
Order #7738.
Price $10.
 


'75th Battery, R.F.A., Ahmednagar'.
Condition 9.
Order #7739.
Price $22.
 


'In the jungle, India'.
Condition 9.
Order #7740.
Price $8.
 

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