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Khada Parsi Statue And Vintage Cars Mumbai – Old Photo

This is a 1929 old vintage photograph of the Khada Parsi Statue in Bombay or Mumbai. See also my post on- Antique Print Bombay Khada Parsi 1880. The statue is solid cast-iron and 40 feet tall. Installed in 1865 in affectionate memory of Cursetjee Manockjee (Parsi gentleman), by his son Judge Manockjee Curtsetjee. And generally known as the Khada Parsi or the standing Parsi.

Originally the statue had come with four lamps fastened to four intricately designed arms see images. I’m not sure if the lamps still exist or taken down since. But the lamps had formerly functioned by gaslight. The top pedestal also intricately cast like the rest of the pillar. It stands majestically tall overlooking Byculla today.

See also the interesting vintage motor cars of the period on the streets of Byculla, Mumbai alongside bullock carts and horse carts. See my post of another street scene- 2 Vintage Postcards – Bombay Fort Traffic Scene 1942.  Read about- Rare photos of one of India’s first women drivers and other transport miracles

Did you know- Byculla railway station was one of the stations along the way when the first train ran from Mumbai to Thane in 1853. See my post- Antique Print First Passenger Train From Bombay to Thane 1853. 

From the collection- Antique Print Carvings Of Victoria Terminus Bombay.,   Vintage Postcard Of Balamani Raja Ravi Varma.,  Antique Photograph British Cavalry Bangalore Cantonment 1877., Antique Map British India Johnson’s Hindostan 1863

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.

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8 x 6 inches

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British photographer