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Post Office, Kurrachee [Karachi]. Cost £4415. Designed by Captain P. Phelps, RE.

Post Office, Kurrachee [Karachi]. Cost £4415. Designed by Captain P. Phelps, RE.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 201/(85)

Item number: 20185

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Post Office in Karachi from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in India' by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. Karachi, the former capital of Pakistan, is the largest city of the country and the capital of Sindh province in the lower Indus valley. The Telegraph and Post Office of the city was designed by Captain P. Phelps and built on McLeod Road. This area rapidly developed into the main commercial centre of Karachi. In 1852, Sir Bartle Frere the Commissioner of Sindh issued the first Indian stamps known as the ‘Scinde District Dawk’.

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