Feb 15, 2009

View in Barrackpore Park - Government House Walk 1865

Photograph of a walk in Barrackpore Park was taken in the 1860s by Samuel Bourne. Barrackpore, north of Calcutta along the Hoogly river, was founded in 1775 as a cantonment. Government House, designed by Captain Thomas Anbury in 1813 was used as a residence for the British Governors-General.