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John Burke (circa 1843-1900)

Artist of 3 portraits
John Burke was a commercial photographer operating variously from Murree, Peshawar and Rawalpindi, India. In the Afghan War he was employed by the Army as a Photographic Artist and recorded the exploits of the Peshawar Valley Field Force. Following a disagreement with the Army about his conditions of employment he promptly left Afghanistan. Some years later he formed a partnership with W. Baker, and together in 1872 they published an extensive catalogue of Indian views.

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Richard John Strachey

by John Burke
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1880s
NPG x13164