Banyan tree, Botanical Gardens, 1918
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293x206mm. View of the famous banyan tree in the Calcutta Botanical Gardens. The gardens are situated in Howrah on the W. bank of the Hooghly and were founded by the East India Company in 1786 on the advice of Colonel Robert Kyd of the Bengal Engineers. Kyd himself held the post of Superintendent from the establishment of the gardens until his death in 1793. (Photographer unknown, probably Johnston and Hoffmann).
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