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Army Unit in Position during the Winter in the Second Anglo-Afghan War

Burke was one of the first to take photographs in Afghanistan. This was occasioned by the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). He travelled with the army and photographed English encampments and Afghan warlords. The photographs came on the market under the title Afghan War Album. The draughtsmen and wood engravers of illustrated magazines, such as The Graphic and the Illustrated London News, used these photographs as their models.