Crawford Market & Tram Tracks Mumbai, Old Photo 1910
Old 1910 photograph of Crawford Market with tram tracks in Bombay, now Mumbai. This is another of the photos on Crawford Market see my earlier post-
It was the brainchild of Sir Arthur Crawford the municipal commissioner of colonial Bombay. The building represented a covered permanent souk a Middle Eastern phenomenon. The stone reliefs set high on the exterior of the building evince a monolithic idealism.
These carvings represent India as Rudyard Kipling’s father Lockwood Kipling dreamed of, for they were his designs. Most of the carvings on the building were left to local stone masons. They were given a fairly free hand. The market is famous as a wholesale bazaar for food and household goods. Based near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (CST). It is now known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- Arthur Crawford planned several other projects. Including a “Crawford Crescent” to be built on the Esplanade, but that never materialized.
From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print., Thrissur Pooram Decorated Elephants – Old Postcard 1910., Aerial View of Parliament New Delhi – Old Print 1946., Vintage Book – Winter In India 1883
The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.