[SALT PRINTS] Collection of 26 salted paper prints of Dacca (Dhaka), India [now Bangladesh] from calotype negatives
, circa 1850s. Various sizes, from 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (55 x 40 mm) to 5 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches (136 x 118 mm), laid to thin card mounts of various sizes, some with multiple images, with identifications in an early hand in ink, two portraits with hand-coloring. A few images with minor edge tears, some images with pale tones. The group apparently extracted from a miscellaneous album of souvenirs of a residence in Dacca.
An exceptionally early group of views of Dacca, together with some images of natives, colonial administrators etc., all apparently taken by an amateur photographer of some skill. At the time, Dacca was administered as part of Bengal; one of the portraits is of Charles Tierney Davidson, the Commissioner of Dacca, with his wife.
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