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Cossipore [Calcutta]

Cossipore [Calcutta]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 355/1(136)

Item number: 3551136

Length: 23.9

Width: 28.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph by an unknown photographer taken in the 1870s, part of the Dunlop Smith Collection: Sir Charles Aitchison Album of Views in India and Burma. View looking over buildings and a garden toward palm trees beyond, probably showing the premises of the Camperdown Pressing Company which was the agency in Calcutta for Cox Brothers of Dundee, Scotland. The business was active as a jute-pressing concern in Cossipore from the early 1870s. Cox Brothers were jute and hemp spinners and manufacturers, who produced yarn, ropes, twine, bags, sacks, hessian and tarpaulin.

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