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Kolkata,

India

1910

 
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Calcutta Coolies

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These striking Kolkata porters were a popular postcard subject.

[Original caption] Calcutta Coolies. The Coolies of Calcutta, otherwise porters or carriers, are men of fine physique, and are able to carry exceptionally heavy weights supported on their heads. Coolie laborers form an enormous body of men in the East, no less than 70,000 journeying yearly from India to
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