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Bourne & Shepherd 
The Burning Ghat 
[Bourne and Shepherd's Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages connected with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Tour in India 1876] 
Albumen print 
10.1 x 8.5 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2114114 
Photograph of a burning ghat by the Ganges. In the foreground there are stone steps leading down to the river. Behind are the ornately carved stone towers of a temple.
This is one of a series of photographs from a published volume documenting the tour the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, made of India in 1875-76. Several of these burning ghats, used for cremations, are located along the banks of the sacred Ganges river.
Presented to Alexandra, Princess of Wales by her husband the Prince of Wales at Christmas 1876 

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