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Auckland Hotel, Calcutta

Auckland Hotel, Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/2(37)

Item number: 247237

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of the Auckland's Hotel, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. This is a view looking north along Old Court House Street towards the Auckland Hotel (later the Great Eastern Hotel). The premises of Winser & Co and Lattey Bros are in the foreground. The hotel was established as a rival to Spence's hotel, which was the first hotel in Calcutta. The hotel has had many illustrious guests including Mark Twain.

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