General Post Office GPO Bombay, 1936 Postcard

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This is an old 1936 photo postcard of the General Post Office or GPO in Bombay, now Mumbai. The GPO looks slightly distant in the photograph to get a good view. But more postcards or photos of the GPO with better visibility will be added later. Completed in 1913, the General Post Office was of Indo-Saracenic architectural design.

The Indo-Saracenic design was first introduced in Bombay by John Begg, a consulting architect to the Government. His successor, George Wittet, designed Ballard Estate and other important public buildings. He was also a great believer in the Indo-Saracenic style one of his better-known works was the Gateway of India. The GPO building’s dome, in particular, was said to be a copy of the Gol Gumbaz’s dome in Bijapur. Click on the photo for better view.

Read more about Mumbai GPO building turns 100.

Did you know- the Bombay GPO is Asia’s biggest Post Office, or possibly the world’s biggest.

From the collection-  1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17).,  British India Era Postman – Old Stereo Photograph 1902., Bullock Cart Tanker Watering Road In Bangalore-Old PC., Abu’s Tomb Meerut – Old Print 1850