Native village [Bengal]
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Native village, from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore' was taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. View of a water tank in a village near Calcutta, shows several thatched homes and people along the banks.
By the 1860s, commercial photography was becoming well-established in India and
this growing market attracted the young Nottingham photographer Samuel Bourne to the subcontinent in 1863. During a residence of seven years, Bourne produced thousands of landscape and architectural views, but his fame and the success of his studio, rests primarily on the results of three arduous photographic expeditions to Kashmir and the Himalayas.