The First Anglo-Afghan War of 1839 to 1842 was one of three military conflicts between the British Empire and Afghanistan between 1839 and 1919, the Anglo-Afghan Wars.
The aim of these wars was to secure British supremacy in this area and to put a stop to the expansionist ambitions of the Russian Empire.
The Anglo-Russian competition in Central Asia in the 19th century is also known as The Great Game.
Costumes and scenery of Afghanistan.
The costumes of the various tribes, portraits of ladies of rank, celebrated princes and chiefs, views of the principal fortresses and cities, and interior of the cities and temples of Afghanistan. From original drawings by James Rattray.
Artist: James Rattray 1818-1854 Lithographer: Robert Carrick Published by Day & Son
Character and costumes of Afghanistan. Sketches in Afghanistan.
The First Anglo-Afghan War 1839 to 1842. From original sketches by Dr. James Atkinson (1780-1852), Superintending Surgeon of the Army of the Indus; written by Captain Lockyer Willis Hart, of the 22nd Bombay Native Infantry.
Lithographed by Charles Hague and Louis Haghe (1806-1895). Published by H. Graves & Co, London, 1842.