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St AQndrews Church, Dalhousie Sq, Calcutta (now Kolkata) 1880

I was trying to ientify two buildings on the right side of the Church. However despite best of my effort I could not identified them. One building (white one story building) has a sign mark but I could not read them despite enhancing them using Fotor S/w. Could any one please help me to read the sign on the building of this 1880 picture.

This is a drwaing from otherside (from church) available at British Library. Its Text are some what more readble. http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/other/zoomify65490.html

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    Do you have a larger version? That one is down at about 4 pixels per letter, not really enough to reconstruct anything from. – Tetsujin Feb 26 at 10:41
  • a short google search of the image shows that this is St. Andrew's Church - Calcutta around 1878 and i think with this small picture it would be easier to make a google search around the building and if you find another image of the building and its name instead of trying to read the sign on this image. even though this solution would then be off scope to this site. – LuZel Feb 26 at 10:49
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    Since there's not much room for more, I expect that says "&c", an old-fashioned way to write "etc.". But I'm also not sure this is really a photography question per se — there's no "magic zoom and enhance" button, so there's really not much to be done with this photograph.... – mattdm Feb 26 at 14:00
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    Wait...there’s no “enhance” button?? You mean those crime shows are lying to me!? – Hueco Feb 26 at 15:25
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    vtc b/c While an interesting puzzle, reading illegible texts in low-resolution images is not generally relevant to photography. – xiota Feb 27 at 11:03
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There are many scaling options (such as bicubic, bilinear, and nearest neighbor) which can be used in image processing. There isn't one algorithm that will always yield the best results, but bicubic interpolation often does well.

The text above Wines seems to read "BAY AND CO" building

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