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Chief Commissioner's House, Rangoon

Chief Commissioner's House, Rangoon

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 355/1(150)

Item number: 3551150

Length: 21

Width: 26.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Chief Commissioner’s house in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar), taken by an unknown photographer during the 1870s, part of the Dunlop Smith Collection: Sir Charles Aitchison Album of Views in India and Burma. After occupying a kyaung, or Burmese monastery building, followed by another site on Commissioner Road, the Chief Commissioner’s official residence was transferred in the 1860s to a timber house in the compound of the modern Government House, to the west of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in northern Rangoon. This is a general view from the carriage driveway of the large, teak-built house, raised on piles using vernacular Burmese construction methods.

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