Flora Fountain & Trams Bombay – 3 PCs 1900

Flora Fountain & Trams Bombay - 3 PCs 1900

Flora Fountain & Trams Bombay - 3 PCs 1900

There are 3 photo postcards from 1900 to 1910 with views of Flora Fountain and the trams of Bombay (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 clusters of islands. Which artificially connected with each other and with the mainland by causeways and railway viaducts. Forming a peninsular with one of the finest harbours in the world…”

Flora Fountain stands at the intersection of three major streets. At its center is the Roman Goddess Flora mounted on a fountain, crafted out of Portland stone and shipped from England. Installed in 1869 in what was then a spacious open plaza see photos. Flora Fountain is now swamped with a sea of traffic. The first tramway service in Bombay was in 1874, the trams were 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.

See 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

Flora Fountain & Trams Bombay - 3 PCs 1900