New Market British Era Kolkata, Old Postcard 1916
An old 1916 photo postcard of the New Market in British-era Calcutta, now Kolkata. The New Market stood out as very European in British-era Calcutta. Sir Stuart Hogg, the chairman of the Calcutta Corporation at that time, initiated the move for the construction of a market. Which was formally opened in 1874. It was renamed Sir Stuart Hogg Market in 1903, in honor of Hogg’s great support.
But its earlier name New Market has stuck with the population even to this day. It is located on Lindsay Street once the haunt of Britishers. The European Quarter was close by and reaching Dalhousie Square, Lindsay Street, Chowringhee, and so on were within easy reach for the Britishers. Typically only Europeans were allowed into this market. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- affluent colonials from all over British India once shopped at this giant shopping arcade.
From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#9)., Escaped Indian Prisoners WWII – Old Photo 1945., Bombay Fort And Harbour – Old Map/Plan 1754., Types of Indian Native Character – Old Pictorial Book 1910
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