Miehie & Co. Panoramic View of Karachi, Pakistan, Including Frere Hall
Medium Albumin Print
Photo Date 1865c Print Date 1865c
Dimensions 7.5 x 21 in. (191 x 533 mm)
Photo Country Pakistan
Photographer Country India
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About This Image
Karachi, capital of Pakistan's province of Sindh, is here captured in an early panoramic, two-part photo showing a nascent Colonial-Era urban layout and structures of what is now the fourth most populated city in the world. Frere Hall, which is now at the center of the Bagh-e-Jinnah Gardens (and across from the present U.S. Consulate), is visible on the far right. A superb historical document, with handwritten text on verso that indicates that era's terms for the area, i.e. "Scind" rather than Sindh.
Glass-plate negative is inscribed on recto: "Miehie & Co [??]"; handwritten texts on versos read: "K/our "???gulov/Kurrachu, (Karachi,) Sind" and "Kurachu [?]autonment/Scind India"
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