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Street scene in Dhaka?

Street scene in Dhaka?

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(30)

Item number: 125330

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a street scene in Dhaka, now the capital of Bangladesh taken in the 1870s, by an unknown photographer, of a street scene in Dhaka. 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.

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