Church at Gujranwala in Punjab from the Brandreth Collection, 1865. Gujranwala was an important city for Sikhs it was the birthplace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the home of his father, Mahan Singh and grandfather, Charan Singh. Ranjit Singh [1780-1839], known as the “Lion of the Punjab” was one of the most celebrated rulers in India, he persuaded rival Sikh chieftans to unite forming the first Sikh Kingdom of Punjab.
The bridge of boats across the Indus River and the Attock fort, seen from Khairabad, taken by John Burke in 1878. John Burke accompanied the Peshawar Valley Field Force, one of three British Anglo-Indian army columns deployed in the Second Afghan War [1878-80], despite being rejected for the role of official photographer.