Old Court House Street looking south [Calcutta]
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Old Court House Street from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrakpore' was taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. A view of the southern end of Old Court House Street, from the north-east corner of the grounds of Government House, looking towards the Maidan and showing the classical-designed premises of various businesses on the east side of the street.
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.