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[Victoria Terminus Building, Mumbai]

Artist:
Unknown
Date:
1860s–70s
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
18.3 x 23.6 cm (7 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Matthew Dontzin, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.1168.11
Not on view
Frederick W. Stevens designed this building for the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, to serve as its main train station in Bombay. The style combines the Venetian Gothic popular in England at the time with elements of Indian architecture, and is built in the local red sandstone. A thirteen-foot personification of Progress, raising her arm toward the skies, tops the central dome. The Terminus opened in 1887 in time to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso UL: "25"
Matthew Dontzin

Removed from album page
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