Five Views Of British Era Bombay, 5 Postcards 1900

There are five old photo postcard views of British Era Bombay, now Mumbai. Dating from around 1900 to the 1920s. The first postcard view is of Road Watering probably Esplanade Road or perhaps the Flora Fountain area. Roads in that period were not properly metalled, so watering was essential to avoid dust flying about.

The second postcard view is that of Bombay Harbour at Apollo Bunder. The place where the Gateway of India would come up in 1924. Passengers from foreign arrived in steamer ships and were ferried to this harbour by boat. The third view is that of the Government Dockyard, which was adjacent to the harbour at Apollo Bunder.

The fourth view is that of the Bombay Municipal Offices that house the city’s governing civic offices. It is now called the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC for short. The fifth view is that of the GPO And Central Telegraph Office. This beautiful structure was Bombay’s General Post Office (GPO) until 1913, when it officially became the Central Telegraph Office. Today it is used as an office complex by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL). Situated at Flora Fountain, the fountain can be seen on the left. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – that the seven islands of Bombay were not considered a worthy place when East India Company acquired it by lease in 1668.  

From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Two Women (#4)., Chandni Chowk In Old Delhi, Old Photo 1860., The First Train To Run In India, Old Print 1853.

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