Lunatic Asylum, Calcutta
Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick
Medium: Photographic print
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.