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Fishermen, Hooghly

Fishermen, Hooghly

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/3(54)

Item number: 247354

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. Fisherman working at an location unidentified on the banks of the River Hooghly. The cuisine of Bengal has been shaped by their location with proximity to the sea and rivers. Fish is the centrepiece of a Bengali meal. Everyday different varieties of fish were caught on the Hooghly.

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