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View on the canal at Kali Ghat [Calcutta]

View on the canal at Kali Ghat [Calcutta]

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 29/(17)

Item number: 2917

Length: 19

Width: 31.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Tolly's Nullah near Kalighat from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore' taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. The south-eastern Calcutta suburbs of Alipore and Kalighat were connected by bridges constructed over Tolly's Nullah.

By the 1860s, commercial photography was becoming well-established in India and this growing market attracted the young Nottingham photographer Samuel Bourne to the subcontinent in 1863. During a residence of seven years, Bourne produced thousands of landscape and architectural views, but his fame and the success of his studio, rests primarily on the results of three arduous photographic expeditions to Kashmir and the Himalayas.

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