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Calcutta. The River Hooghly 406220

Calcutta. The River Hooghly 406220

Photographer: Johnston and Hoffmann

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 406/2(20)

Item number: 406220

Genre: Photograph

Photograph, from an album of 62 views of India and Ceylon. The print is unsigned but probably by Johnston & Hoffmann. View, possibly taken from the High Court, looking north at shipping along the River Hooghly at Calcutta, and towards the Howrah Bridge in the distance. As the capital of British administration in India, the port of Calcutta prospered until 1911 when the capital was transferred to Delhi.

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