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Dhurrumtollah, Calcutta

Dhurrumtollah, Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/3(1)

Item number: 24731

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. View along Dhurrumtollah Street with Ghulam Muhammad's Mosque on the left and the spire of the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart on the right. The mosque was built by Prince Ghulam Muhammad, a son of Tipu Sultan, in 'gratitude to God and in commemoration of the Honourable Court of Directors granting him arrears of his stipend in 1840'. Opened in 1842, it was in a hybrid style, with a mingling of European and Islamic details. The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart was begun by Mrs Pasco da Souza of the Barretto family, and built by 1834

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