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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Commercial, India
Photographer, Chandernagore, 1874-77, Sudder Street, Calcutta, 1878-79; listed as resident, profession unspecified in 1880 (last year). [Thacker’s].
At the Bengal Photographic Society’s 1864 exhibition, he contributed:
a very good series of landscapes; views well chosen and the execution generally satisfactory. The skies are, perhaps, not quite so successful as the other features, and in some of the pictures there is an appearance of over exposure. On the whole, however, Mr. Melany’s style of photography is very good. We think Nos. 256, 257 and 243 are perhaps the best pictures. The cabinet series suffers much in effect from the very poor mounting.[1]
Awarded gold medal at Bengal Photographic Society Exhibition, 1865, for ‘the best series of twelve stereographs’.[1]
 
Signed photograph of the Shalimar Gardens at Srinagar at OIOC Photo 682 (116).
 
Possibly John Alphonse Melany, ‘retired engineer,’ who died at Calcutta 5 Apr 1900, aet/i>. 62.[3] 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Journal of the Bengal Photographic Society, vol. 3, no. 10, December 1864, p. 13. 
      
  2. Λ Photographic News, 6 October 1865, p. 470. 
      
  3. Λ IOR/N/1/283 p. 45. 
      
 
  

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