John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Did he personally take any photographs??
Royal Engineers 1862-95; Lieut,, 1862; Capt, 1877; Maj, 1882; Lieut-Col, 1889; retired 1895; Superintendent, Archaeological Survey, North-West Provinces 1868-71, for which he took photographs of sites.
On 1 Sep 1868 he left Cawnpore with 2 Indian draughtsmen and the photographer John Burke (qv) to inspect and record archaeological sites in Kashmir.
See Markham, pp.266-7 for account of Cole’s ideas on preservation of architecture.
Author: Illustrations of ancient buildings in Kashmir (India Museum, London, 1869), with permanent photographs by John Burke; Architecture of ancient Delhi (London, 1872), illustrated with 29 woodburytypes from photographs by Charles Shepherd; Illustrations of buildings near Muttra and Agra (India Museum, London, 1873), with photographs by Rev. W. Simpson; First report of the curator of ancient monuments in India for the year 1881-2 (Simla, 1882).