Cawnpore; Suttee Chowra Ghat, the Scene of the Massacre

Samuel Bourne1865–1866

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of the Suttee Chowra Ghat, a riverbank steps that are usually used for religious purposes, with sections of it partially obscured by trees. Also visible are five people wearing traditional garments standing at various locations on the riverbank.


  • Title: Cawnpore; Suttee Chowra Ghat, the Scene of the Massacre
  • Creator: Samuel Bourne
  • Date Created: 1865–1866
  • Location Created: Cawnpore, India; Kanpur, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 19 × 30.6 cm (7 1/2 × 12 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.1228.147
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Samuel Bourne (English, 1834 - 1912)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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