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Dec 7, 2014

Teachers and Students Sitting Outside of a Village School near Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal - c1860

Village School near Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal - c1860

Photographer: Oscar Jean Baptiste Mallitte

The school building has a curved roof and cornice typical of local village architecture in the area. The design allows the heavy monsoon rains to run easily off the building.

Source: British Library