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John Burke 
Shere Ali Khan, Emir of Afghanistan (1825-79) 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
29.8 x 23.9 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501312 
Photograph of Shere Ali Khan, Emir of Afghanistan. He is sitting with his head turned slightly to the right and a long sword in his left hand. He is wearing a long coat, a decorative belt and a fur hat. There is a curtain draped behind him to the right. Shere Ali Khan was Emir of Afghanistan at the time of the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1878. This photograph was taken by John Burke at the Ambala Durbar in 1869.
From the collection of King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 

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