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John Burke 
The Khan of Lalpura with his followers and Colonel Sir Robert Warburton 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
23.9 x 29.2 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501366 
Photograph of the Khan of Lalpura, the leader of the Lalpura region of Afghanistan, and his followers on a mountainside. The Khan is standing in the middle of a group of Afghan soldiers. He is holding a curved sword and his followers are holding long guns. Colonel Sir Robert Warburton (1842-99), a half-Afghan British soldier who served as the political officer in charge of the Khyber Pass, is sitting to the right of the Khan behind a rock. Mountains extend into the distance to the right. The photographer John Burke travelled with the Peshawar Valley Field Force during the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80), one of a series of conflicts between Britain and Russia over control of Afghanistan. In addition to photographing landscapes and key strategic sites he captured prominent Afghan tribes and soldiers involved in the conflict.
From the collection of King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 

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