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Crow Island and Martaban

Crow Island and Martaban

Photographer: Watts and Skeen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/15(2)

Item number: 430152

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection of Crow Island and Martaban in Burma (Myanmar), taken by Watts and Skeen in the 1890s. Crow Island is one of several islands in the River Salween (Thanlwin) where it meets the Gulf of Martaban (Mottama) on the coast of south-east Burma. Here the river opens out into a broad, shallow waterway with the hills of Martaban on the north bank and the town of Moulmein (Mawlamyaing) on the southern. This view is taken from the river’s edge at Moulmein which was the chief town of British Burma from 1827-52. The spires of a pagoda and a monastery on the island can be seen rising amid the vegetation covering the island.

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