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Riverside scene, Eastern Bengal. 61

Riverside scene, Eastern Bengal. 61

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 124/(61)

Item number: 61

Length: 17.9

Width: 21.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the early 1860s shows a view in Eastern Bengal (modern Bangladesh and Assam) looking along the bank of a broad river (probably the Ganges), with local craft beached in the foreground. The nearest boat is a long, very narrow wooden fishing craft with sharp, upward pointing stem and stern.

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