Chromogenic print; copy of albumen silver print.


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Artist
John Burke, British, 1843(?)–1900
Simon Norfolk, British, born Nigeria, 1963
Title
Guns, Captured at Ali Musjid.
Burke photographed lines of captured enemy matériel on several occasions. The pictures were popular back in the Imperial homeland, giving the impression the war was successful and therefore justified. Support faltered later in the campaign after battlefield setbacks and reports of savage reprisals.
from the portfolio Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan
Date
1878, printed September 2011
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
Image: 11 5/16 × 14 15/16 in. (28.7 × 38 cm) Sheet: 15 × 20 in. (38.1 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Morris Weiner

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2016.224.79
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

The artist; [Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, California]; purchased by Morris Weiner, Houston, 2012; given to MFAH, 2016.