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Ten Rare and 100-Year-Old Photos of Calcutta

A century old photos of Calcutta from British Raj found in a shoe box.

100-Year-Old Photos of Calcutta

A size-nine Peter Lord shoe box full of 178 photographs capturing life in India at least a century ago had been discovered in the archives of Scotland’s national collections in 2012. The plate-glass negatives were found inside a shoe box by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh. The negatives, believed to be dating back to 1912, were found in a fragile condition and were wrapped in copies of the Statesman newspaper dating from 1914, the RCAHMS said in a statement.