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Native garden, Calcutta

Native garden, Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/3(7)

Item number: 24737

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. Native garden at an unidentified location in Calcutta, with examples of both colonial and native architecture, thatched huts. It was these humble square or rectangular single-storeyed mud or brick houses with their over-arching roofs and shaded verandahs on all sides which led to the development of the bungalow (the name derived from 'bangla' in Bengali) as a favoured building style for Europeans in India.

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