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Street scene in the Fort area, Bombay.

Street scene in the Fort area, Bombay.

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1060/(29)

Item number: 106029

Genre: Photograph

A photograph, from the 'Album of Indian Views', of a street scene in Bombay taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the 1870s. The fort area was named such after the colonial fortifications. The 19th century saw a boom in the cotton industry making Bombay a commercial centre. With the commercial boom and the efforts of the local government the fort area developed a rich legacy of Victorian Gothic architecture. This view is of a street composed of western Indian wooden architecture in a thriving bazaar.

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