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Lunatic Asylum, Calcutta

Lunatic Asylum, Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(54)

Item number: 247454

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of the mental asylum, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. This is a view taken from above looking across the courtyard of the Mental Hospital in Calcutta. There were two mental asylums under government control in Calcutta in the early twentieth century.

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