John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Studio at 28 Tank Square, Calcutta, 1864-5. J. Van Gelder was the proprietor in 1864-5.
Advertisement in The Englishman, (?)27 May 1863:
The New Calcutta Photographic Establishment
28 Tank Square
Messrs Trill and Co.
Beg to inform the public that the above establishment will open on Monday, 1st June. They have engaged the services of an eminent Photographic Artist, who has just arrived in Calcutta to undertake the management of their Atelier. They assure the public that they are prepared to take likenesses in a very superior style, and fully equal to the best specimens of photographic likenesses in the world. In addition to the valuable services of the present Artist, a First class Photographic Painter and Tinter will join their establishment. Messrs Trill and Co.’s Carte de visite will be finished in the most artistic style, the back-grounds in the Atelier having just been received per steamer ‘Bengal’, and comprise the latest methods adopted in Europe. The establishment will be open daily (Sundays excepted) from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and likenesses taken in any weather. Calcutta 27.5.1863.