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Jan 3, 2016

Chowk or the market place in Dhaka (Currently in Bangladesh) - 1904

Chowk or the market place in Dhaka (Currently in Bangladesh) - 1904

Photograph taken by Fritz Kapp in 1904 in Dacca (now Dhaka), part of an album of 30 prints from the Curzon Collection. This is a view of the Chowk or the market place in Dhaka, looking across the shop roofs. The Chowk Bazaar is at the seething heart of the old city of Dhaka, its narrow, twisted roads are lined with old buildings, the ground floors of which house shops selling a multitude of things. All manner of vehicles, predominantly rickshaws, crowd the streets.

Source: bl.uk ( British Library)