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Fultha Ghaut Ferry

Fultha Ghaut Ferry

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(15)

Item number: 247415

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of a ferry on Fulta Ghat, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. This is a riverside scene at the ferry at Fulta Ghat (landing-stage), south of Calcutta. Fultha was the place where escapees from the 1757 Siege of Calcutta, managed to hide from the forces of the Nawab of Bengal (Siraj ud-Daula). They were rescued by Robert Clive after they had spent the rainy season hidden in boats on the river.

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