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Karrancha, Calcutta

Karrancha, Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/2(53)

Item number: 247253

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. A view of a hack ghari, a hand-pulled cart used for transporting people, with its runners at an unidentified location near Calcutta. A more sophisticated version of the palanquin the cart was hung with cloth covering the windows to shield passengers from the sun.

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