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Lall Dighi & Post Office, Calcutta 355110

Lall Dighi & Post Office, Calcutta 355110

Photographer: Stretton, W.G.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 355/1(10)

Item number: 355110

Length: 18.2

Width: 26.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph by W. G. Stretton taken in the 1870s, part of the Dunlop Smith Collection: Sir Charles Aitchison Album of Views in India and Burma. A view of the Lal Dighi (tank or reservoir) and the Post Office in Dalhousie Square, originally Tank Square, and now called Benoy Badal Dinesh Bagh (BBD Bagh) after three Indian freedom-fighters. This tank was the largest of three in the Chowringhee area of Calcutta and had been converted from a pond into a fresh water supply in 1709. The Post Office was was designed by Walter B. Grenville and erected on the old Fort William site in the 1860s.

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