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View showing the old Dacca College on the left and the old Court Building on the right

View showing the old Dacca College on the left and the old Court Building on the right

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(28)

Item number: 125328

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a view the old Dhaka College to the left and the old Court Building to the right taken in the 1870s by an unknown photographer. Both buildings were demolished in 1985. Formerly Dhaka was a Mughal capital and later the headquarters of the Division and District of the same name. Dhaka was famous for centuries for its production by skilled local craftsmen of fine cotton muslins which were tested by passing the finished piece of cloth through a lady's ring. The city is situated on the banks of the Buriganga River and is crossed by a branch of the Dolai Creek.

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