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State Hospital, Chamba, India, ca.1900
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
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National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
“State Hospital Chamba.” External view of hospital building. Above the entrance is a sign that reads ‘Sham Singh Hospital’. Sham Singh (1866-1905) was Raja of Chamba from 1873 to 1904. His reign was characterized by improvements in nearly every aspect, including reforming the judicial system, constructing roadways, strengthening the military, replacing the bridge of the River Ravi, and building a hospital, post office, and bazaar. The Chamba mission was established, in 1863, by William Ferguson (1821-1904) as an independent venture. Medico-evangelistic work was undertaken amongst the Himalayan slopes and the missionary parties would endure extreme conditions to spread the Christian gospels and provide medical treatments.
Photographic prints, 15.2 x 11 cm.
Health care facilities
Buildings (structures)
Hospitals (institutions, health facility)
Time Period
circa 1900
Himachal Pradesh
Acc.7548/F/10 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75648149 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from India mission
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland

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