'Mackeson's bridge', 1878

John Burke

'Mackeson's bridge', 1878
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

'Mackeson's bridge and ascent beyond, looking towards Ali Musjid', 1878.

Photograph by John Burke, 2nd Afghan War, 1878.

A column of troops advance through the Khyber Pass towards the fort of Ali Masjid along the road and bridge built during the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842) by Colonel Frederick Mackeson (1807-1853). Burke accompanied the Peshawar Valley Field Force as an unofficial photographer and produced many striking images of the 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880).

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NAM. 1955-04-39-17

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