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Lower Ganges Canal, Kali Nadi aqueduct

Object Details

Title:

Lower Ganges Canal, Kali Nadi aqueduct

Artist/Maker:

possibly G.W. Woodcroft (British, active 1860s - 1880s)

Culture:

British

Place:

Doab, India (Place Created)

Date:

about 1872

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

2007.26.206.61

Dimensions:

21 × 26.6 cm (8 1/4 × 10 1/2 in.)

Credit Line:

Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

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Object Description

View of a bridge made up of a series of arches and supporting columns, traversing a man-made canal in mid-construction. The floor of the canal is dotted by a number of cone-shaped structures of various sizes. Also visible are a number of people engaging in various activities throughout the image.