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After the ABC had re-camped at Tirpul on April 11, General Lumsden was summoned to London. Colonel Joseph West Ridgeway took over the charge of British Commissioner of the ABC on May 7, 1885.
Place, date
Tirpul, April to May, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 058
Probably a view similar to the engraving published in The Graphic.
Place, date
Bala Murghab, December 1884 to January 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 059
Probably a landscape at the Afghan-Persian border.
Place, date
?, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 060
Probably a view similar to ABC 055.
Place, date
Bala Murghab, December 1884 to January 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 061
In the foreground stand some Anglo-Indian soldiers in Afghan lambskin coats (poshtin). Many horses covered with blankets, grazing on the banks of a rivulet on arid ground, sparsely covered with grass and shrubs, or drinking. The background is formed by a hilly countryside.
Place, date
Akhtachi, February to March, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 062
A soldier with Afghan lambskin cap standing on the bank of a meandering rivulet or irrigation canal. On both sides some horses and donkeys are drinking or grazing on arid ground which is sparsely covered with grass and shrubs.
Place, date
Akhtachi, February to March, 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 063
Remains of a robat (small caravanserail or halting place) with domed roofs, made from sun-dried bricks. Most probably the barrel-vaulted building on the right side of the main building is the haoz (water reservoir). On the left side of the building a horse and a man are standing, two men are sitting on the ground. Behind the robat is a distinctive cliffy hill.
Place, date
Robat-e Sorkh, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 064
Probably a photograph of a rather empty landscape.
Place, date
Robat-e Sorkh, 1884
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 065
This photograph was taken on the route to Mashhad by J.E.T. Aitchison or by T.S. Weir. It shows a partial view of the walled-in village of Merkza. In the foreground stretches a ploughed field. A Persian man with turban and a child in traditional clothing are standing in front of the enclosing wall. Behind the wall some leafless trees and a dilapidated two-storied building can be seen.
Place, date
Merkza, Winter 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 066
This photograph was taken on the route to Mashhad by J.E.T. Aitchison or by T.S. Weir.
Place, date
Merkza, Winter 1885
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
Series
ABC Photographs, 058 to 116
ABC 067