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Old Courthouse Street Calcutta – Two Old Postcards 1905

This is an old 1905 photo postcard of the Old Courthouse Street of Calcutta, now Kolkata. It shows a British-era electric tram. Visible on the length of the right side are British-era commercial buildings. And also visible are two British flags flying on the right side building’s top. The street had an unusual name this was because a courthouse once functioned there that no longer existed.

See my post- Calcutta Old Courthouse Street – Old Photograph 1880.

Kolkata trams were first introduced in 1873 drawn by horses. That still operates but no longer horse drawn but electrically operated. In the initial years for a short period, steam-operated trams were introduced but later scrapped because of maintenance problems. These two postcards show the view of the Old Courthouse Street from the north and south ends.

See post- Calcutta Horse-Drawn Tram – Old Photograph 1880., Read also- Calcutta Tramways Company.

Did you know- Kolkata’s tramways is one of the oldest in the world today. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17)., British India Polo Player Captain Malone – Old Photograph 1890., Dodabetta Point At Ooty or Ootacamund – Old Print 1880., Buick Cars In Madras – Old Photo 1929

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