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Village school near Calcutta.

Village school near Calcutta.

Photographer: Mallitte, Oscar Jean Baptiste

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 913/(31)

Item number: 31

Length: 14.6

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of a school with a thatched roof, the teachers and pupils sitting outside, taken in West Bengal near Calcutta by Oscar Jean Baptiste Mallitte in the 1860s. The school building has a curved roof and cornice typical of local village architecture in the area. The design allows the heavy monsoon rains to run easily off the building.

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