Five Aerial Views Of British Era Bombay, 5 Old Photos 1930

Five old 1930 photos showing aerial views of British-era Bombay, now Mumbai. This post shows interesting five aerial views of British-era Bombay (Mumbai). The 1st photo shows the aerial view of Flora Fountain, Esplanade, and Hornby Roads. The Esplanade Road is now M G Road and Hornby Road is the Dadaboi Naoroji Road.

The image displays a beautiful landscape devoid of any high rises and a jampacked always in hurry traffic. The 2nd photo shows the intersection of the Prince of Wales Museum. The museum is the one with the bulbous dome. The road in its foreground leads to the Colaba Causeway, and to the right, it passes via the Fort area then to the Bombay Docks, etc.

The 3rd picture is presumably of South Bombay and Colaba areas. With the Back Bay in the foreground, and the Marine Drive in its undeveloped state. Dotted in between are the chimneys of the cotton mills. The 4th is that of the Mahalaxmi area with its racecourse, a railway yard is visible in the foreground. Although not entirely sure, the 5th image is possibly the Bandra area. Some buildings are vaguely visible on the landscape.  Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – that the main source of revenue of Bombay in the 19th century was from the forest and agricultural produce of the once heavily wooded land. 

From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#8)., Bombay Coastline With Taj Mahal Hotel, 3 PCs 1906., Nizam Of Hyderabad Asaf Jah VI, 1889 Print., Vintage South Indian Railway Promotional Postcard 1900.

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



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