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Royal Commonwealth Society : Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] Views


Royal Commonwealth Society

<p style='text-align: justify;'>An album containing albumen prints by a number of photographers, including W.L.H. Skeen and Co., Joseph Lawton, and Colombo Apothecaries Company.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> This is an important collection whose subjects include the Colombo-Kandy railway construction; archaeological views of Polonnaruwa and Anaradhapura; the tea industry; views of Colombo; and Perahera celebrations, Kandy. There are also 11 photographs of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kandy in 1897.</p>

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