Kayangulam [Kayankulam]--Photographer: D'Cruz, Zachariah Medium: Photographic print Date: 1900
Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of a canal scene looking towards girder bridge, at Kayamkulam in the erstwhile Travancore . It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection.George Nathaniel Curzon was Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office between 1895-98 and Viceroy of India between 1898-1905. Formerly the capital of the Kayamkulam Rajas, it was surrendered to Travancore and the State was annexed in 1746. It was a place of considerable commercial activity in the late 19th c. and early 20th c. being connected with all the important places in the State by means of roads and backwaters.