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The offices of the Indo European Telegraph Department, Kurrachee [Karachi]. The Main Building.

The offices of the Indo European Telegraph Department, Kurrachee [Karachi]. The Main Building.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 201/(78)

Item number: 20178

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Telegraph Office in Karachi from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in South Asia' by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. Karachi, the former capital of Pakistan, is the largest city of the country and the capital of Sindh province in the lower Indus valley. The Telegraph and Post Office of the city was designed by Captain P. Phelps and was built on McLeod Road. This area rapidly developed into the main commercial centre of Karachi. In 1852, Sir Bartle Frere the Commissioner of Sindh issued the first Indian stamps known as the ‘Scinde District Dawk’. The view in this photograph shows the Main Building of the Telegraph Office.

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