View of Taj Mahal From Agra Fort, 1880 Photo

An 1889 photo with a view of the Taj Mahal from the Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal, probably everyone knows is a dazzling white marbled mausoleum, made in honor of Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of Shah Jahan.

Shah Jahan was inconsolable when his beloved wife died in 1631. To commemorate her, he commissioned the building of an all-marble mausoleum in 1632. The monument was completed in 1653. Today, it is listed as one of the seven wonders of the modern world and a UNESCO heritage site.

It houses the tombs of both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. And is considered a must-see historical monument to visit before you die. The garden and the landscape is itself a spectacular sight. The view also shows the Agra Fort in the foreground from where this photograph was taken.

Read more- One of the Most Beautiful Mausoleums in the World.  See post- Antique Photo Taj Mahal From River Yamuna Side 1865. 

Did you know- viewing the Taj on full moon night is one of the most beautiful sights to experience.

From my collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print., British India Polo Player Captain Malone – Old Photograph 1890., US Navy Sailors In Mumbai – Old Postcard 1942., The Outskirts Of Delhi Jama Masjid – Old Print 1800s


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10.5 x 8 inches

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Bourne & Shepherd