Afghan male with traditional headpiece.

Afghan

Afghan male with traditional headpiece.

The Himalayas, the loftiest mountains in the world, rise abruptly form the plains of Northern Hindustan.

Himalaya Mountains

The Himalayas, the loftiest mountains in the world, rise abruptly form the plains of Northern Hindustan.

General Komaroff was the commander of the Russian forces in Afghanistan.

General Alexander Komaroff

General Komaroff was the commander of the Russian forces in Afghanistan.

"The Oleander is the common and sweet-scented oleander. They have lanceolate coriaceous leaves, with parallel veins and fine roseate flowers. The former is a native of India, now naturalized in many warm countries. Sweet-scented oleander is wild in Central India, Scinde, Afghanistan, and the outer Himalayas to 5,500 feet. Often cultivated in India, etc. All parts of the plants, especially the root, are poisonous."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Oleander

"The Oleander is the common and sweet-scented oleander. They have lanceolate coriaceous leaves, with…

A Sarik Turkoman woman.

Sarik Turkoman

A Sarik Turkoman woman.

The Second Anglo-Afghan War started after Russia and Britain ended with the June 1878 Congress of Berlin. Sher Ali refused a British mission. This is a scene of action in the Chardeh Valley, December 11, 1879.

Second Anglo-Afghan War

The Second Anglo-Afghan War started after Russia and Britain ended with the June 1878 Congress of Berlin.…