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Photographer: D'Cruz, Zachariah

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/45(47)

Item number: 4304547

Genre: Photograph

Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of the Bolghatty Palace in the erstwhile Cochin State. It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George Nathaniel Curzon was Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office between 1895-98 and Viceroy of India between 1898-1905. A large number of little islands dot the backwaters lending a scenic charm to the waterfront in Ernakulam town in Cochin. Just across the north western end of the promenade is the Bolghatty Palace of Ponjikkara island, the former residence of the Political Agents of the British regime. The view has been taken from the tennis court of a substantial residence, the Bolghatty Palace, built by the Dutch in the 18th century and later used as the Britisah Residency. Now it has been converted into a hotel

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