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  • Victoria Terminus, Bombay, 1878–87
    India
    Albumen silver print from glass negative; 7 3/16 x 9 5/16 in. (18.3 x 23.6 cm)
    Gift of Matthew Dontzin, 1985 (1985.1168.11)

    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.

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  • Victoria Terminus, Bombay, 1878–87
    India
    Albumen silver print from glass negative; 7 3/16 x 9 5/16 in. (18.3 x 23.6 cm)
    Gift of Matthew Dontzin, 1985 (1985.1168.11)

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