Mussucks for Crossing the Beas Below Bajoura
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Mussucks for Crossing the Beas Below Bajoura about 1866
Samuel Bourne made three expeditions through the Himalayas at remarkably high altitudes. He embarked on the third of those in July 1866, aiming to eventually photograph the source of the River Ganges. Near the beginning of the journey his party had to cross the River Beas. This was done by floating on "mussucks", or inflated buffalo skins.

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Mussucks

Water-carrying vessel made from animal skins.

Mussucks

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  • Acc. No. PGP R 879
  • Medium Albumen prints
  • Size 23.20 x 28.70 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985