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Calcutta. The Eden Gardens

Calcutta. The Eden Gardens

Photographer: Johnston and Hoffmann

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 406/2(23)

Item number: 406223

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Eden Gardens in Calcutta, from an album of 62 views of India and Ceylon. The print is unsigned but probably by Johnston & Hoffmann. Eden Gardens was named after Emily and Fanny Eden, the sisters of Lord Auckland, Governor-General of India from 1836-1842. This view looks across the lake towards the Burmese Pagoda erected in 1856 and brought to Calcutta from Prome, in Burma, by Lord Dalhousie, the then Governor- General. Eden Gardens is now the home of Calcutta Cricket Ground.

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