[Digital South Asia Library]

Keagle Photo Archive

Title Freight hauling vessels A larger version of this photograph is available by clicking on the small size photo below.

[Freight hauling vessels]
Photographer Robert Keagle
Date 1945
Subject boats, river, occupation
Notes Two, human-propelled freight hauling vessels used on the Hooghly River, Calcutta, 1945. This appears to be on a tidal affected tributary, most likely Tolly's Nulla near the Kali Temple. Long, bamboo poles stowed aboard were used to shove the boats along by being pushed into the river bottom. Muddy banks show this to be at low tide."
Location Calcutta
Original negative held