Skip to main content

Image / Taj Mahal gateway, Agra, ca.1900-1929

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Taj Mahal gateway, Agra, ca.1900-1929
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900/1929
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
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to . For access to the originals please e-mail
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.
"Gate of the Taj, back view, Agra. 1074. A", View of the Taj Mahal main gate looking at the back of the gate down the central canal. The Gardens have a lush and dense growth and the gate is reflected in the canal. The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begam (d.1631), and incorporates several buildings and a large garden. It represents the apex of Mughal architecture and combines influences from Persian and Indian design. ❧ This is one of a series of photographs contained in an album showing popular tourist attractions in India, the album was owned by an unknown Church of Scotland missionary who had probably taken the tour whilst working out in the region. Unfortunately there is very little information with the photographs as to there ownership.
Photographic prints, 29.5 x 23.6 cm.
Architecture (discipline)
Buildings (structures)
Time Period
circa 1900/1929
Uttar Pradesh
Acc.7548/F/5 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75646417 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from India, ca.1900-1929
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: