A Crowd Of Britishers In Colonial India, Photo 1880
This old 1880 photo shares a rare glimpse of British life in colonial India. A mixed crowd of Britishers and Indians are intensely watching some sort of field sport in colonial India. Not entirely sure what exactly is the event but what is interesting is the crowd that is looking on from the sidelines.
Evidently, a sizable number in the crowd are fashionably dressed British ladies with their equally stylish hats. Also looking on are British children and native Indians in the left corner. At the back are a number of tents that seem to be omnipresent in all British functions. Truly a rare glimpse of a crowd of Britishers in colonial India in the 19th century. Click on the photo for better view.
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Did you know- in 1872, in North West Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh), there were around 5,000 British women. By 1901 the number went up to 42,000.
From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#9)., Hill Palace Maharaja Of Cochin’s Residence – Old Postcard., Bombing of Madras By Emden WW1 – Old Print 1914., Army & Navy Store 1922 Catalogue Bombay – Old Book