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British Family In Bullock Cart – Old Postcard 1900
This is an old 1900 photo postcard of a British Family in a bullock cart. A rare scene from the colonial era. A family travelling by bullock cart in the then colonial Baroda. All are white British ladies and in their Sunday best, wearing the typical sun helmets. Bullock and horse carts were the best mode of transport then since the motor car was not common yet.
But the Railways like the Great Indian Peninsula Railways, B.B.C.I Railway, East Indian Railway, and so on was in operation. In 1853 the first train journey took place from Bombay to Thana. See my post- First Train In India Bombay to Thane – Old Print 1853. By 1900 railways crisscrossed the country. Motor cars became popular gradually only by the 1920s that too afforded mainly by the wealthy.
There is the sender’s handwritten noting on the postcard. Read about Top 4 Transport Systems developed in India Under British Rule.
Did you know- commercial airways travel became popular from the mid-1930s onwards in India.
From the collection- India Baroda Bullock Driven Tram & FDC – Old Print., German Map Bombay With Waffen SS Stamp & Seal., Rare Advertisement Taj Palace Hotel Bombay 1907., 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3)