Native butcher's shop and cattle for slaughter [Bengal]
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a Native butcher's shop from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore' was taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. View of butcher's shop on the left and water tank in background.
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.