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Pictured: Damage to the Chutter Munzil which had become a stronghold for the Indian revolutionaries following the rebellion of 1857.
Fascinating over 160 year old photos showing Lucknow before and after it was destroyed in a siege have come to light.
An impressive panorama of Lucknow taken in 1855 from the Kaiser Bagh Palace displays the Indian city at its most resplendent.
However, the scene is markedly different in 1858 as large sections had been reduced to rubble following the Indian Mutiny.
Now, the photo album has emerged for sale with London-based auctioneers Bonhams with an estimate of £13,000.