Flora Fountain & Trams Bombay, 3 Old PC 1900
There are 3 old photo postcards from 1900 to 1910 with views of Flora Fountain and the trams of Bombay or Mumbai. A brief text from one of the postcards “Hornby Road, Bombay, showing Flora Fountain. Unlike most of the other shipping towns of importance, it is not situated upon a river. It is one of the cluster of islands. Which being artificially connected with each and with the mainland by causeways and railway viaducts. Now forms a peninsular makes one of the finest harbours in the world…”
Flora Fountain stands at the intersection of three major streets. Crafted out of Portland stone and shipped from England is the statue of the Roman Goddess Flora which is mounted on top of the fountain. Erected in 1869 in what was then a spacious open plaza see photos. Flora Fountain is now swamped with a sea of traffic. The first tram introduced in Mumbai was in 1874 pulled by horses. By 1907 the electric tram was introduced. The first postcard shows the horse-drawn tram the other two show the electric trams. Click on the photo for better view.
See older post Aerial View of Flora Fountain Mumbai, 2 Old Postcards
Did you know- that Mumbai is home to the world’s largest cinema industry popularly known as “Bollywood.”
From the collection- M F Hussain Painting – Air India Advertising Postcard 1960., The Colaba Coast Bombay – Old Photo 1890., Cochin Jewish Synagogue Old Print 1927., San Thome Fort Madras – Antique Map 1757
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