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The Mint, [Calcutta]

The Mint, [Calcutta]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: Photo 897/1(66)

Item number: 897166

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the Silver Mint from the 'Walter Hawkins Nightingale (PWD) collection: Album of views of Calcutta, was taken by an unknown photographer in the late 1870s. The Silver Mint, in a Greek Revival style, was designed by Major W. N. Forbes and built between 1824-31. Major Forbes also designed St. Paul's Cathedral. Located opposite to the Mint was the Mint Master's house built in the 1820s also in a Greek Revival style.

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