Bungalows, Shimla (with waxed paper negative).
In the mid-1800s, no simple method of enlarging photographs existed. To make a sizable print, Murray worked with a large-format wooden camera capable of accepting negatives up to 16 by 20 inches. He worked with both glass and waxed-paper negatives; traveling photographers and those in remote places found the waxed-paper negatives particularly useful because the paper did not require immediate development. With this unwieldy equipment, Murray produced a body of work documenting India's architecture that remained unsurpassed in the 1800s. (J. Paul Getty Museum).
Albumen print, 80 x 47 cm. (15 x 18.5 inches), mounted on card with waxed paper negative. Very good tonal range and in good condition, negative contains good sharp tones with loose strip across top, small piece missing from corner of mount.
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