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Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the Hari Rud River leaving a gorge between steep rock faces. In this area the river forms the boundary between Afghanistan and Iran. On the left side is Persian territory, on the right it is Afghan.
Place, date
Nehalshani, December, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 054
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the northern descent of the Nehalshani Pass (Kotal-i-Nehal Shani) in direction of the Zulfikar Pass. In the foreground a survey group of the ABC is resting: a British Officer, Bengal Lancers, and some Afghan guides with horses.
Place, date
Nehalshani, May-June, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 055
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the wide and rather flat pass on the road from Kohsan to Gulran, which forms the watershed between the Hari Rud and Murghab Rivers. Spread on the plain are some groups of men and horses and a tent.
Place, date
Ao Safed, June 30, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 056
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing on the left margin the remains of brickwork of the old keep of Gulran with the ditch in front of it. In the right background the tents of the ABC are visible.
Place, date
Gulran, March 5, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 057
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the Zulfikar Pass, which is not so much a high pass over a mountain, but much more a deep cleft in the rocky cliff on the eastern side of the Hari Rud River.
Place, date
Zulfikar, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 058
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the broken valley between the two sandstone cliffs with the defiles, which form the so-called Zulfikar Pass. In the foreground three horses, kept by a soldier, in the background the second perpendicular sandstone cliff is visible.
Place, date
Zulfikar, November, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 059
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the entrance to the Zulfikar Pass from the western (Persian) bank of the Hari Rud River.
Place, date
Zulfikar, November, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 060
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the sandstone cliff on the right/eastern side of the valley of the Hari Rud River as seen from the SE. In the foreground two Afghans are standing; the one with the horse pointing with a stick to the right.
Place, date
South of Zulfikar Pass, June, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 061
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing the Hari Rud River to the left and the sandstone cliff of approx. 300 m height to the right. This drawing was sketched near the first boundary pillar and was used by The Illustrated London News as background for its engraving.
Place, date
Zulfikar, September, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 062
Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing seven Afghans or Turkomans and three horses on the bank of the Kushk River. Looking E to the hills – to the W starts the sand desert.
Place, date
Qala-e Maur (today: Turkmenkarakul), March, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ELD Sketches, 054 to 107
ELD 063