Madras Harbour From The Lighthouse – Old Photogravure

This is an old 1898 photogravure print of the Madras Harbour from the Lighthouse. The harbour was artificially created, with a “T” shaped iron pier enclosed on both sides with two concrete pontoons. Madras Harbour From The Lighthouse – Old PhotogravureThis is partially visible in the photo. Before the construction of the pontoons, the Iron Pier had breached in a strong hurricane. Later a full-fledged harbour was built to accommodate cargo and passenger vessels.

See my post Breach Of The Madras Iron Pier – Old Print 1895.

Today the Madras, now Chennai Port, is the most modern and second busiest in India. Visible in the foreground is the corner where Parry’s would open its address on a future date. Also visible at a distance are the twin towers of the Madras General Post Office. The city tram is also noticeable in the foreground see the bottom left of the road.

See my post General Post Office Building In Chennai – Old Photo 1890. Read more When Chennai Travelled at 7 mph.

The photogravure is the printing of top-quality images by the method of photographic and etching technic. This process was invented in around 1872 but possibly had a short life before it became outdated. Click on the photo for better view.  

Did you know- Chennai is the only city not only in India but also in South Asia to be named in the list “52 places to go around the world” by The New York Times. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3)., Municipal Corporation Building Bombay – Old Postcard 1908., 1808 Indian Elephant Antique Print From Buffon

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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10 x 7 inches

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Nicholas & Co