This album contains photographs of India in the late Victorian period collected or acquired by Vernon Fortescue. They include landscapes, places of interest and purchased shots of local people, many in Shimla, with a small number of images of Malta presumably obtained on a voyage. Also tucked into the album were 30 postcards of scenes mainly in Sri Lanka and Europe, and a photograph of Vernon Fortescue himself. The original provenance of the album has not been recorded, but the final picture within it shows the drawing room of a Colonel Willoughby-Thuillier, who served in the 101st Punjabis. As there is no link between Fortescue himself and any of the images, it is possible that he acquired it as a collectible item, from Willoughby-Thuillier or someone else.
The inside front cover of the album bears an address sticker for Betty Turner, and the manuscript captions "Late Vernon Fortescue" and "Tulah Tuke BBC" [daughter of Betty Turner].