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Place, date
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 000
A holy grave and place of pilgrimage on the northern slope of the Chagai Hills, about 210 km west of Nushki. The low mud wall is adorned with a triangular crenellation. Within the wall several poles decorated with shreds of material deposed by pilgrims praying for the fulfilment of a desire. A dilapidated wall made of loose stones encircles the mud wall. In the right foreground a bundle of twisted poles, decorated with dozens of ram horns which are a usual decoration for ziyarats everywhere in Afghanistan. In the background some white tents of the ABC. On the left side of the ziyarat, under a tamarisk tree, two men in traditional dress.
Place, date
Ziyarat-e Shah Ismail, October 9, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 001
General view from the southern bank of the meandering Hilmand River, north of Rudbar, to its terraced steep cliff in the background. Some horses and camels are grazing on the opposite bank of the river.
Place, date
Rudbar, October 21, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 002
Place, date
Rudbar, October 21, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 003
Place, date
Shah Ismail, October 9, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 004
Place, date
Shah Ismail, October 9, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 005
General view of the western front of the citadel with its entrance and the highest remaining parts of the walls. There are three successive walls of increasing height. The outer one with a crenellation, the middle one is rather dilapidated, the over-towering inner walls are partly decorated with geometrical brick patterns and remains of a crenellation. The upper part of the lofty corner tower is fallen in, but some openings with pointed arches remain. In front of the entrance one person in traditional clothing is slightly visible.
Place, date
Qala-ye Fath, October 24 to 25, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 006
This photograph may look very much like the one taken by G.P. Tate: The Frontiers of Baluchistan, f.p. 103: a photograph of the whole Qala, taken from the south.
Place, date
Qala-ye Fath, October 24 to 25, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 007
Probably a photograph of Qala-ye Fath, taken from farther away.
Place, date
Qala-ye Fath, October 24 to 25, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 008
In the right foreground the ramp leading to the entrance of the innermost part of the citadel which is still protected by a wooden double-door vaulted by a pointed arch in bricks. This door is placed in a double-storied recess, itself vaulted over by a pointed arch. The walls are partly crenellated and made in the left part from mud bricks, in the right part from adobe.
Place, date
Qala-ye Fath, October 24 to 25, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs 001 to 057
ABC 009