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Staff of the Runchore segregation camp, set up by the Karachi Plague Committee, India. Photograph, 1897.

Date
1897
Reference
29977i
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Description

The sign held by the two men at the front of the group reads: "Runchore segregation, camp Karachi, Sind, India, Plague Party 10.6.97."

Karachi is a port in the province of Sind (subsequently in Pakistan) It was placed in quarantine in 1882, during the outbreak of bubonic plague which spread from Bombay. The Plague Committee consisted mostly of volunteers, who were organised into parties and were responsible for the segregation and inoculation of various districts

Publication/Creation

1897

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; sheet 21.5 x 28.6 cm

Lettering

Runchore plague staff

Creator/production credits

Photograph probably by R. Jalbhoy

Lettering note

The lettering is printed on the mount

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 29977i

Languages

  • English


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