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Army & Navy Store 1922 Catalogue Bombay – Old Book
Title- The Army & Navy Co-operative Society Limited
Type- Store catalogue
Pages- 60 pages
Dimension- 8 x 5½ inch
The Army & Navy Co-operative Society was first formed in England in 1871. It grew in popularity they branched out in many cities in England. Later to the British Empire first in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1891, opening their Calcutta (Kolkata) branch in 1901. It became very popular with the homesick British military and civil personnel longing for something from their homeland.
The building was designed by the popular architect F W Stevens, a familiar name in Mumbai. His designs included the iconic Victoria Terminus (VT), now the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Municipal Corporation Building, Royal Alfred Sailor’s Home, etc. Today this charming Victorian structure houses many of the Tata Group companies, the Tatas had bought the building in 1950. Check out the interesting quaint stuff sold then in this Army & Navy Store 1922 Catalogue Bombay – Old Book.
From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph 1894., Life In British India – Old Photo 1865., Colaba Point Lighthouse In Mumbai – Old Print 1868., The Tatschali Line In Bombay – Old Advertising Postcard 1899
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