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Railway viaduct, Ceylon, 1878-1883.

Lawton & Scowen

Railway viaduct, Ceylon, 1878-1883.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Albumen photograph by Lawton & Scowen, one of a series depicting the construction of various railway bridges in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) between 1878 and 1883. The British began the building of Ceylon's railway system in 1864, with the two main cities, Colombo and Kandy, connected in 1867.

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