Main Street, Lucknow

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Main Street, Lucknow
Main street of Lucknow. From the photographic prints and drawings by Baron A. de Lagrange.

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Lucknow is a city in Uttar Pradesh in the northern part of India. It was founded in the eighteenth century as the capital city of Oudh and was later attached to the British possessions in India, which was one of the causes of the Revolt of 1857.

Its rulers, landowners appointed by the Mughals, gave it a reputation for fine cuisine and beautiful gardens. The importance of Lucknow comes mostly from the great agricultural activity of this part of the Gangetic Plain, one of the most populous regions in the world.

The caption reads in the original French: Principale rue de Lucknow. D’après les épreuves photographiques et les dessins de M. le baron Al. de Lagrange.

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