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Vict. and Albt. Mus: Parell Rd: Cost 5167914 Rs. Opd. May 3 '72.

Vict. and Albt. Mus: Parell Rd: Cost 5167914 Rs. Opd. May 3 '72.

Photographer: Sykes, D.H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 2/2(3)

Item number: 3

Length: 21.1

Width: 26.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph showing the interior of the Victoria & Albert Museum in Mumbai (Bombay), as yet empty of exhibits, looking towards the statue of Prince Albert by Noble, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Bombay Presidency', taken by D.H. Sykes, c. 1872. The Victoria and Albert Museum (now renamed the Veermata Jeejamata Museum) was one of a number of buildings and architectural adornments that were projected and commenced during Sir Bartle Frere’s tenure of office as Governor of Bombay in the period 1861-65. The museum, inspired by its namesake in London, contained artefacts relating to the city’s history and development. Designed in 1862 by William Tracey, it was constructed in the Palladian style; the foundation stone was laid by Sir Bartle Frere nine years later.

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