Law Courts, Kurrachee [Karachi]. Purchased from Old Bombay Bank for £8,500.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Law Courts in Karachi from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views mostly in South Asia' by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. Karachi, the former capital of Pakistan, is the largest city of the country and the capital of Sindh province in the lower Indus valley. The Law Courts were purchased from the Old Bombay Bank, which was built in 1866 and situated on McLeod Road. This area rapidly developed into the main commercial centre of Karachi.