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General Post Office GPO Bombay – Old Postcard 1936
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. The General Post Office was of the Indo-Saracenic design and completed in 1911.
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.
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Did you know- it claims The Bombay GPO to be 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