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River scene, Dhaka District?

River scene, Dhaka District?

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(43)

Item number: 12543

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a river scene taken in Dhaka district in the 1870s by an unknown photographer. This view illusstrates a scene with a temple on the banks of the Buriganga River at an unidentified location in the Dhaka region in Bangladesh. Formerly Dhaka was a Mughal capital and later the headquarters of the Division and District of the same name. Dhaka was famous for centuries for its production by skilled local craftsmen of fine cotton muslins which were tested by passing the finished piece of cloth through a lady's ring. The city is situated on the banks of the Buriganga River and is crossed by a branch of the Dolai Creek. It is now the capital city of Bangladesh.

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