Dutch Factory at Vingorla [Vengurla] 20123
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Dutch Factory at Vengurla in Maharashtra from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in South Asia' taken by an unknown photographer c.1909. Vengurla was a Dutch settlement from 1638 and they used the port to take on supplies during their eight month blockade of Goa. The town was often a retreat for pirates in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A small British factory was set up in the early 1770s and the town and port were ceded to the British in 1812.