Around the year 1894, an American artist known for his travels around the world came to the vast open land of Punjab. This artist, named Edwin Lord Weeks, was known for his illustrations of the oriental world and his role in introducing the Americans to the world beyond the Atlantic ocean. But to his surprise the world he now arrived at was one he did not ever expect to be present in this part of the globe. The artist walked through the gates of Lahore and found in front of him a marvellous city pregnant with life and commotion. It was a city bustling in front of his eyes, and thus a city immortalised through his pen.