2 Vintage Postcards – Bombay Fort Traffic Scene 1942

There are two photo postcards in this post showing the Bombay Fort traffic scenes of 1942. Both photos were taken in sequence, police personnel marching with their guns. Visible are- BEST bus, a tram arriving at the cross junction, a spoked wheel lorry carrying workers. Also visible are beautiful cars of the period, and tongas and handcart. See my post- Vintage Car & Newly Married Couples Chennai- Old Photo.

The BEST bus shown is possibly the earliest in Bombay, now Mumbai. See photo- First bus from BEST Traffic is sparse, unlike the jam-packed traffic of today at Fort and the rest of Mumbai. Partially visible is the Prince of Wales Museum or The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

Visible on the right side are two towers with their canopies possibly the Police headquarters building. Click on the pictures above to get a better view. The second postcard shows a corner of a granite building with shops, the signboards read “Dr F. E. Davar, Dental Surgeon” and “Waterloo Cigar Co, State Express Cigarettes”, these are in the Waterloo Mansion.

The earliest occupant of this store at the turn of the 20th century was the “Rolls-Royce Car Indian Depot.” Now it is occupied by “Phillips Antiques.”

Did you know- Mumbai was the first city in India to start a bus service in 1926, it was between Afghan Church and Crawford Market. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#13).,  Old Photo – Delhi Durbar Kingsway Railway Station.,  Antique Print Bombay Hydraulic Lift Graving Dock.,  Vintage Postcards Connaught Place New Delhi

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.