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July 7, 2018

40 Rare Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Kashmir, India in the Early 1910s

Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range.

Today, Kashmir denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir (which includes the region of Jammu, Kashmir Valley, Ladakh and Siachen), the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.

Here is a rare photo set from Richard that shows everyday life of Kashmir taken around 1910 and 1911 by an unknown tourist.

Fisherman, Srinagar

Fishing on Lac Dal

Gulmarg polo ground

Gulmarg vale

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Hospital Road, Srinagar

Houses in Srinagar

Jhelum Valley Road

Jhelum Valley Road

Little girl pounding rice, Gulmarg

Mar Canal, Srinagar

Merchants district in Gulmarg

Near Rampur

On Dal Canal,  Srinagar

On the road to the Kashmir Valley

On the western end of the Jhelum Valley Road

People and their boat, Kashmir

People on a road in Srinagar

Pulling boats, Kashmir

Raghunath Temple, Srinagar

Shah Hamadan Mosque, Srinagar

Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar

Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar

Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar

Source of the Jhelum

Srinagar, Kashmir

Srinagar, Kashmir

Temple in Srinagar

Thanda Road, Gulmarg

Tunnel, Jhelum Valley Road

4th Bridge in Srinagar

4th Bridge in Srinagar

7th Bridge in Srinagar

Avenue of trees, Srinagar

Blocked road

Bullock carts, Baramula

Butcher shop in Gulmarg, Kashmir

Circular road Gulmarg

Doonga on the Wular

Doonga on the Wular



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