Old Book 1918 – Recollections of Calcutta For Half A Century.

Title – Recollections of Calcutta For Half A Century

Author – Montague Massey

Publishers – Thacker, Spink & Co, Calcutta

Year – 1918

This book “Recollections of Calcutta For Half A Century”, as the title suggests is all about Calcutta and its advancement from 50 years back until 1918. The development of Calcutta, the successive viceroys who ruled British India from Calcutta until 1911. Consequently, Delhi would become the capital of India.

Chowringhee Road, Eden Garden, Victoria Memorial, Esplanade, etc, and their creation and developments. The book mentions the many British created buildings like the Government House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Howrah Bridge, and so on. There are references to the Great Eastern Hotel, High Court, Hogg Market, Calcutta’s Tramway, Writer’s building, etc. Some of the typical whites only clubs like the Bengal Club or the United Club are not left out. Click on the photo for better view.

From the collection – 1971 Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative First Day Cover., Public Works Office Building Mumbai 1872 Old Photo., Hotel D’Angelis In British Era Madras, Old PC 1910., Viceroy Visits Nizam’s Hyderabad, Old Print 1911., Vintage Photo Cochin State Forest Tramway 1919.

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