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'Durani Gate, Heyland Cart and Pack Mules, showing the different kinds of pack saddles', Kandahar, 1880 (c).
Photograph by Benjamin Simpson (1831-1923), 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880), 1880 (c).
Deputy Surgeon General Benjamin Simpson was an amateur photographer who served in the Indian Medical Service until 1890. Simpson arrived in Kandahar in the aftermath of Major-General Frederick Roberts' relief off the besieged city in September 1880 and took a remarkable series of photographs of the city and its population in the weeks and months that followed. Simpson departed Kandahar with the South Afghanistan Field Force in April 1881.
From an album of 34 photographs.
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