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Sowing cinchona seeds in a nursery bed, Munsong plantation.

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1905-1920
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564489i
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Previous title, replaced July 2021: The Munsong cinchona plantation, Kalimpong, Bengal, India: a woman in traditional Bengali dress holds a circular tray of cinchona (used to produce the anti-malarial drug quinine) seeds which are planted by the Bengali man next to her. Photograph, 1905/1920 (?). UkLW

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Photograph taken at the Munsong cinchona plantation, Kalimpong, Bengal, India c.1905-1920. A woman in traditional Nepalese clothing holds a circular tray of cinchona seeds, used to produce the anti-malarial drug quinine, to be planted by the man next to her.

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1905-1920

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1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 31.4 x 26.1 cm

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This work is untitled: the title has been taken from lettering on mount.

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Wellcome Library no. 564489i

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