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Shipping on the Hooghly River at Calcutta.

Shipping on the Hooghly River at Calcutta.
Shipping on the Hooghly River at Calcutta.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5975
Description: Indian cottons, silks and tea were transported by river boat to Calcutta for shipment to Europe. Bengali opium was also shipped from Calcutta and used to purchase tea from China.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1880
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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