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City Gate into Amritsar.<br />
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Plain tales from the Punjab - unseen archive of Indian photographs compiled by Rudyard Kiplings father revealed.<br />
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A remarkable photo album compiled by John Lockwood Kipling documenting his time in Northern India in the late 19th century has emerged for sale for £150,000.<br />
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Lockwood, father of the celebrated writer Rudyard, lived in India between 1865 and 1893.<br />
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An acclaimed artist in his own right, he took numerous eye-catching snaps of glorious monuments and bustling street scenes around Lahore, the Punjab and Amritsar.<br />
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The photos date from around 1888, when he was working at the Mayo Art school in Lahore and as curator at the Lahore Museum.<br />
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At that time his son Rudyard was a little known cub reporter for the Pioneer newspaper in Allahabad ,who was just about to publish 'Plain tales from the Hills', launching his literary career.