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Bridge near Srinuggur, built by Akbar.<br />
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Fascinating 150 year-old photographs of India taken in the aftermath of the failed mutiny have sold for almost £8,000 at auction.<br />
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The images, which date from 1863 to 1870, capture native soldiers with their weapons and picturesque landscapes and were taken by celebrated 19th century photographer Samuel Bourne.<br />
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They went for a hammer price of £6,400 to a private collector from America who bid online with extra fees pushing the overall price above £7,800.<br />
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Together with Charles Shepherd, Bourne set up photo studio Bourne & Shepherd first in Simla in 1863 and later in Calcutta.