Principal Street, Hyderabad

Lala Deen DayalDecember 1887–February 1888

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Elevated view of a busy thoroughfare lined with storefronts with a fenced fountain in the middle of the street. This view looks toward the Char Minar or Charminar, a ceremonial structure with four arches and minarets that are topped with domes. The Mecca Masjid, also known as Makkah Masjid, a large mosque topped with domes on two of its corners, can be seen on the center right area of the image.


  • Title: Principal Street, Hyderabad
  • Creator: Lala Deen Dayal
  • Date Created: December 1887–February 1888
  • Location Created: Hyderabad, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.5 × 26.5 cm (7 11/16 × 10 7/16 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: 2016.135.29
  • Culture: Indian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Rowe Kaple in memory of Eloise Sager Bettge
  • Creator Display Name: Lala Deen Dayal (Indian, 1844 - 1905)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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