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Calcutta 247462

Calcutta 247462

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(62)

Item number: 247462

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. This is a view from the rooftops, over Calcutta, with European mansions in the foreground. The Ochterlony Monument, in honour of Sir David Ochterlony, who was considered the victor of the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-1816, is visible in the distance on the skyline. The Monument, erected in 1828 and paid for by public subscription, is 152 ft high and is now known as the Shahid Minar.

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