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Dec 7, 2014

Military Orphan School, Kidderpore, Calcutta (Kolkata) - Hand-Coloured Print c1851

Military Orphan School, Kidderpore, Calcutta (Kolkata) - Hand-Coloured Print  c1851

Photographer: Frederick Fiebig

In 1790 a new building, at Kidderpore, south of the Maidan, was selected for the orphaned children of Officers of the Bengal Army, and maintained by their brother officers by a system of monthly contributions. Another Military Orphan School, for the children of regular soldiers was at Howrah on the opposite bank of the River Hooghly.

Source: British Library