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Scenery near the Hooghly 247459

Scenery near the Hooghly 247459

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(59)

Item number: 247459

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. View of village at an unidentified location on the River Hooghly, with thatched huts in the background. Much of India's populace is rural and the simple vernacular buildings which form their dwellings have remained largely unchanged for centuries. The onslaught of concrete has begun to have an impact on the scenery, and thatch is not as favoured a medium of roofing in present-day India.

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