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Bungalow (Garden Reach), Calcutta

Bungalow (Garden Reach), Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(53)

Item number: 247453

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of a Bungalow in Garden Reach, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. Garden Reach, a suburb of Calcutta, was an area on the River Hooghly where many Europeans built large 'Garden Houses' with grounds sweeping down to the river's edge. The wide distances between the residences was to allow for maximum air-flow and restrict the spread of disease. The row of Palladian mansions lining the river approach to the city provided an impressive view and made this one of the most fashionable areas of Calcutta. This is a view of a European villa with a tank in the foreground.

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