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A photo of river Hooghly and Kolkata from 1945 GI photo collection. Original description is, "Hooghly river and part of Calcutta's east bank. but for this gian stream Calcutta would likely never have been built---and for that matter, many of us woul just as soon it hadn't. Nevertheless the river affords many spectacles and has accomodated millions of tons of supplies necessary to the war effort."



Mr. Claude Waddell


now Public Domain, according to correspondence with the source regarding the other photos from the same collection


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