Stereoscope image of Miss Bet, an Indian rhinoceros at the London Zoo in 1864, taken by Frank Haes and sold as stereoscope cards. The rhino arrived at the zoo in 1850 and died in 1873. This image is mirrored by an engraving of the 1846, Battle of Aliwal in the First Anglo-Sikh war.

By the middle of 1825 the Dutch had lost their last trading posts in India, and the period of the British rule on the Indian subcontinent began in 1858 when the rule of the East India Company was transferred to the Crown and Queen Victoria 1876 was proclaimed Empress of India. Amidst this change of power, Indian rhinoceroses were transported around the globe.

Battle Of Aliwal India, 28 January 1846. Engraving by after M A Hayes