Dr. John Murray’s images of the Taj Mahal are recognized amongsts the first-ever photographs of the monument. The surgeon, who was employed with the East India Company, took the pictures between 1858 and 1862.

The Taj Mahal from the Gateway, triptych panorama by John Murray, 1864.
The Taj Mahal from the Gateway, triptych panorama by John Murray, 1864.
Triptych Left Panel
Triptych Left Panel: The Taj Mahal from the Gateway, triptych panorama by John Murray, 1864.
Centerpiece
Centerpiece: The Taj Mahal from the Gateway, triptych panorama by John Murray, 1864.
Triptych Right Panel
Triptych Right Panel: The Taj Mahal from the Gateway, triptych panorama by John Murray, 1864.