The British East India Company existed from 1600 to 1874 and traded – among other things – in cotton, tea, silk, spices and opium from the British colonial territory. The photograph shows the company's headquarters in London.
East India House in London, 1843, black-and-white photograph, unknown photographer; source: Illustrirte Zeitung, Nr. 22 vom 25. November 1843, J. J. Weber, Leipzig 1843, Austrian National Library, https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=izl&datum=18431125&zoom=33, public domain.