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Rangoon: A Street, Old Style

Linnaeus Tripe British

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In 1855 Rangoon was in the midst of transition. A few years earlier, the British announced their plans to build a new, modernized colonial city on the site, which had been damaged by fires, floods, and war. In this elegiac photograph, Tripe framed a distant view of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda between two rows of simple buildings and a makeshift raised wooden walkway, all of which would soon be demolished.

Rangoon:  A Street, Old Style, Linnaeus Tripe (British, Devonport (Plymouth Dock) 1822–1902 Devonport)

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