Calcutta; View of Native Boats on the Canal, at Kali Ghat

Samuel Bourneabout 1872

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View along the Tolly Nullah canal off the Hooghly River. Covered boats of various sizes float along the banks of the canal, and people can be seen engaging in activities of daily life. Thatched-roof huts line the banks on both sides of the canal, and a suspension bridge crosses the water in the background.


  • Title: Calcutta; View of Native Boats on the Canal, at Kali Ghat
  • Creator: Samuel Bourne
  • Date Created: about 1872
  • Location Created: Calcutta, West Bengal, India; Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.1 × 31 cm (7 1/2 × 12 3/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.1126.98
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Samuel Bourne (English, 1834 - 1912)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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