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Hare Street, Calcutta, looking towards the River

Hare Street, Calcutta, looking towards the River

Photographer: De Hone, A.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: Photo 897/1(22)

Item number: 897122

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of Hare Street from the 'Walter Hawkins Nightingale (PWD) collection: Album of views of Calcutta, was taken by an unknown photographer in the late 1870s. Dalhousie Square, named after Lord Dalhousie who was appointed Governor-General in 1847, was the main administrative area of Calcutta. The square also housed the headquarters of the East India Company known as the Writer's Building, the Currency Office, and the General Post Office. Pictured here is a view from the top of the Telegraph Office, with the Dalhousie Institute situated below. Dalhousie Square, with a corner of the Dalhousie Tank, and the General Post Office are on the right.

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