Gateway Of India In British Era Bombay, 1940 Postcard

Gateway Of India In British Era Bombay, 1940 Postcard

A 1940 photo postcard of the Gateway of India in British-era Bombay (Mumbai). Undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks of Mumbai. Surreally beautiful in this postcard of 1940. It was the first sight to greet travellers to Indian shores during the British era. The Gateway Of India is located on Apollo Bunder. Once the landing jetty for passengers arriving and departing by steamship.

The Gateway was completed in 1924 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Both came visiting to attend the great Delhi Durbar of 1911. Right around the corner is another famous landmark The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Another prominent British-era building is also close by the Royal Bombay Yacht Club. Both the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Royal Bombay Yacht Club are not visible in this postcard.

See older post Reception To King George In Bombay, Old print 1911

Did you know- this monumental structure was inspired by medieval Gujarati architecture. 

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print., King George V At The 1911 Delhi Durbar – Old Photo 1920., 1948 Mumbai Great Cyclone – Two Old Newspaper Pages., Maharaja of Patiala And His Chrysler Car – Old Photo 1929