RE 101 — Blockhouse on Siah Sang
A square, two-storied military building with loopholes and pitch-noses on all sides, standing on the northern promontory of the hillock Tapa Maranjan (called Siah Sang at that time). The only access to the building is a ladder leading to the first floor.
[Album:] Photo. No. 6. / Blockhouse on Siah Sang. (Works Drawing No. 4). Table of ranges from Blockhouse. Fort Ibrahim Khan, 1200 yards. Old Kabul bridge, 1275 yards. Fort Roberts, 650 yards. [S&M List:] 2-50 Block House, Seah Sung.
Chatham: Cabul Defences, Photo No. 6, “Green Album”, No. J1 6/256
- Collection Cabul Defences, Plan No. 4 “Block House on Siah Sung”.
- Not in the albums of the usual RE Collections.
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880 1878-1880
RE 100-115, Confidential Photographs/Plans
Albumen paper with gold toning, 195/275 mm, on brittle, brown paper with captions
good, background faded
Kabul, spring 1880